Heartbreakers (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Though the actors pour a lot of energy into their roles, Heartbreakers is too drawn out, and the romantic subplot doesn't blend well. Also, the con women aren't particularly sympathetic.

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Out of Palm Beach, Florida a mother and daughter con-artist team are running a scheme with a seemingly foolproof plan. First Max, the temptress mother who happens to be a master-of-disguise, marries a rich man. Page, her scantily clad daughter, proceeds to seduce him in order to rake in the ensuing jackpot -- a fat divorce settlement. It's a plan that works every time, until Page develops a crush on a handsome bartender who's been set up as the perfect sucker....
Rating:
PG-13 (for sex-related content including dialogue)
Genre:
Comedy
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Written By:
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Runtime:
Studio:
MGM

Cast

Ray Liotta
as Dean
Jason Lee
as Jack
Anne Bancroft
as Gloria/Barbara
Gene Hackman
as William B. Tensy
Nora Dunn
as Miss Madress
Carrie Fisher
as Mrs. Surpin
Jeffrey Jones
as Mr. Appel
Ricky Jay
as Dawson's Auctioneer
Harash Raval
as Man in Dawson's
Jacqueline Woolsey
as Woman in Dawson's
Jack Douglas Cooper
as Other Man in Dawson's
Elya Baskin
as Vladimir
Peter Spellos
as Dawson's Workman
Janni Brenn
as Davis' Mom
Denalda Williams
as Davis' Maid
Pierre Gonneau
as Priest at First Wedding
Shawn Colvin
as Minister at Second Wedding
Kevin Nealon
as Man at the Bar
Andy Brewster
as Busboy
Jack Shearer
as Mr. Gruber
Alan Blumenfeld
as Man in Gas Station
Adam Novicki
as Waiter
Robert Alan Beuth
as Maitre d'
Steve Mellor
as Philip Tinker
Elya Baski
as Vladimir
Ken Magee
as Police Sergeant
Geremy Dingle
as Breaker's Waiter
Patricia Belcher
as Hotel Housekeeping Maid
Mone Walton
as Bank Teller
Bernadette Birkit
as Jack's Mother
David Mirkin
as Jack's Lawyer
Catherine Butterfield
as Bridal Shop Saleslady
Lawrence Sacco
as Man at Banquet
Jennifer Genco
as Waitress
Michael Andrew
as Wedding Band Leader
Kenny Levine
as Wedding Band Musician
Zane Musa
as Wedding Band Musician
Andrew Schnurr
as Wedding Band Musician
Mark Tortorici
as Wedding Band Musician
Larry Williams
as Wedding Band Musician
Todd Wolfe
as Wedding Band Musician
Oleg Stefan
as Kremlin Band Leader
Richard Bernard
as Kremlin Band Musician
Arshag Chookorian
as Kremlin Band Musician
Leonid Galperin
as Kremlin Band Musician
Miamon Miller
as Kremlin Band Musician
Igor Serykh
as Kremlin Band Musician
Stuart Silverstein
as Kremlin Band Musician
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Critic Reviews for Heartbreakers

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (34)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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September 26, 2002
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

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Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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April 18, 2001
The New Republic
Top Critic

Great escapist fun.

Full Review… | March 23, 2001
CNN.com
Top Critic

Director David Mirkin, whose Romy and Michele's High School Reunion was similarly afflicted, never gets the timing right and allows the story to drag with little internal logic.

Full Review… | March 23, 2001
USA Today
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Heartbreakers

½

A better than average confidence game movie ably injected with oodles of charisma by the leads. Standouts: Gene Hackman's I'm-not-dying-I'm-really-livin' tobacco millionaire and Ellen Ripley's Russian songstress' Back In The USSR take. Anne Bancroft, Sarah Silverman and Zach Galani- whatever coulda been more in the mix, but I'm nitpicking.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

A mom and daughter team,(Signourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt), work together to con men into loving them, cheating on them and then paying them upon divorce.This has worked 13 times.... It works like this, Max seduces a lovestruck desperado, marries him and, with the aid of Page as "the other woman," scams him for a huge divorce settlement. But the tables turn when they go after William Tensy (Gene Hackman), a rich man with a smokers hack, and Page becomes smitten with bartender Jack (Jason Lee).

 ♥Robyn  M♥
♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

It's a bit like Dirty rotten scoundrels but this time it's the women who are the con artists. It's funny in places and has a tad more of an adult theme to it than DRS. A bit long at around 2 hours but at least that means the sexy Jennifer Love Hewitt is on the screen a bit longer. Overall quite light hearted and predictable but not too bad.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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