Synopsis: Nicky Spurgeon is an extremely accomplished con man who takes an amateur con artist, Jess, under his wing. Nicky and Jess become romantically involved, and with Nicky's profession of being a liar and a cheater for a living, he realizes that deception and love are things that don't go together. They split, only to see each other three years later... And things get messy.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Elegio, how mayl help you?

Yes, I'd like to make a reservation

for tonight, please.

- Sorry. We're booked months in advance.

- Okay. I understand.

Thank you very much.

Elegio reservations, how mayl help you?


- Is that ready? Thanks.

- Yeah.

Gets another dollop of the burrata.

There you go.

No problem. I can get that for you, sir.

Okay, you know what?

So, yeah, you know...

...he could be here any minute now.


Look, you know what?

He's right there. That's my friend.

Will you be my boyfriend?

Just for a minute.

- You're not a serial killer, are you?

- That depends.

How many times does it take

to get to "serial"?


No, we're good.



Heh. Burgundy.

Very good.

It's very confusing, isn't it?

How do you know it all?

Mostly from drinking.

Yeah. More you drink, more you learn.

In that case, I am,

the foremost expert in Jgerbombs.

I will walk you through it all...

It's been a pleasure to serve you,

Chef Oshowole.

Chef who?


Yeah. Heh.

You know, it may be the roofies talking,

but this was really fun.

Thank you. Thank you for rescuing me.

- Yeah. We showed him.

- Yeah.

Gotta respect him.

He left it all on the field.

- That's what I'm missing out on tonight?

- Ha-ha-ha.

Can I walk you somewhere?

Actually, I'm staying here.



- My God. It's my husband.

- Shut the f*ck up.

- Jared, wait.

- Whoa, whoa! Whoa!

- I'll fucking kill you.

- Just let him go.

No fucking way. He's fucking dead.

Give me one fucking reason

why I shouldn't do it.

- I'm drawing a blank.

- What?

I think you should shoot me.

Let's be honest, you've been aggrieved.

Don't mess with him, Nicky,

he's done hard time.

I've done fucking hard time.

If you had any idea what I was

about to do to her...

- Shut up, man.

- She was gonna be no good to you after that.

- So you should really shoot me.

- What the f*ck?

- What kind of stuff are we talking about?

- Saudi bachelor party shit.

Saudi bachelor party?

R. Kelly drop-cloth shit.

Please, come on, shoot me.

Stop fucking around.

I'm gonna fucking kill you.

You'd really be doing me a favor.


Tumor the size of a peach.

Pull the trigger, you'll see.

You...? You got cancer?

- He's onto us.

- Shit! I knew this wasn't gonna fucking work!

- You guys suck.

- Just give us the money.

- Or?

- He'll shoot you in the neck.

I don't wanna shoot a guy with cancer.

Grandma Mukulski had cancer.

- He doesn't have cancer, you idiot!

- You guys really boned this thing.

First of all, you gotta wait

till she gets my pants off.

And then you gotta give me a chance

to run. That's how you get the money.

And you never drop the con.

You never break.

Die with the lie.

When did you make us?

When you stole the wallet

from the bum downstairs.


No, real shit.

Then why'd you come up here

if you're so smart?

Professional curiosity.

And I like boobs, you know.

I figured it was a win-win.

- All thumbs, sweetheart. It was a bum lift.

- It was a great lift.

Please. He was so shithoused,

you could've taken his appendix.

You suck.

You really should be more aware.

I've been behind you for two blocks.

You didn't see me?

I don't have eyes in the back of my head.

Well, if you're gonna play this game,

you might wanna grow a pair.

I can take care of myself.

No, you're gonna get hurt.

Let me buy you coffee.

I don't drink coffee.



So, what's your thing?

Inside? Roper? You can tell me.

Everything. Been in this game so long.

- I wanna cannon. That's what I wanna do.

- Really?

- Yeah.

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