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Caution: Dangerous Curves Ahead 

Year: 2001 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Unknown 
Starring: Unknown  

This film is centred around a mother and daughter con team who seduce and scam wealthy men. Max (Weaver) and Page (Hewitt) are a mother and daughter and they form a very convincing pair of con artists. They use their good looks to get what they want. Max seduces wealthy men into marrying her, and then Page seduces them into infidelity allowing Max to rake them over the divorce court coals. And then it's on to the next victim!

The movie opens with Max married to small-time Jersey womanizer Dean Cumanno (Ray Liotta). The marriage is however short lived when Max shows up at his office the next day only to find her newly wed fooling around with an attractive younger woman-her daughter, Page. The whole act was a set up for an abrupt and easy divorce settlement, with the two double-dealers coming away from the act with their pockets overloaded with three-hundred thousand dollars and a really nice car.

With the IRS on their backs, and the threat of criminal charges, Page coincides to help her mother with one last job in order to pay off the alleged debts. The perfect target is located in Palm Beach. An aging tobacco exec named William B. Tensy (Gene Hackman), who is worth over twenty million dollars. Although neither Page nor Max find this smelly chain smoking, old man particularly attractive, Max poses as a Russian aristocrat named Ulga Yevanova. At the same time Page finds her way with Tensy as a revealing housekeeper at his local mansion.

This last job ultimately poses a few problems for Max and Page. Max finds herself followed by Dean, who seeks another martial bliss. Page finds herself falling in love with the kind- hearted owner of a local bar (Jason Lee), who is 'only' worth three million dollars. Max wants her to go for his pocketbook, but Page really has feelings for this person-even though romance is against her better judgement. The two must decide how to deal with these situations, simultaneously to persuading Tensy to further fall for Max in attempt to pay off the IRS.

This is a hilarious film and it'll make you laugh because of the irony of the situations. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sigourney Weaver deliver performances that are both sexy and funny, they make perfect and believable mother-daughter chemistry.

Stephanie Gates

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Screenings of this film:

2001/2002 Spring Term (35mm)
2001/2002 Spring Term (35mm)