Heartbreakers (2001)

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Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city and the next easy mark.

The film "Heartbreakers" is a 2001 caper-romantic comedy directed by David Mirkin and starring Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, and Gene Hackman. The movie revolves around a mother-daughter duo who earn a living by scamming wealthy men. The plot takes an unforeseen twist when the daughter, Page, falls for among their marks disrupting their successful run of cons.

Max (Weaver) and Page (Hewitt) Conners are a mother-daughter con artist group. Their modus operandi requires Max enticing a wealthy man to marry her, followed by Page seducing him, giving premises for a rewarding divorce. Their latest mark is car garage owner, Dean (Liotta). When things go south, they leave New York for Palm Beach, Florida for the next task.

In Palm Beach, the duo finds their ultimate mark, tobacco magnate William B. Tensy (Hackman), known for his comprehensive wealth and chronic cigarette smoking habit. All at once, Page gets connected to a local bar owner Jack (Lee), a savvy gentleman who is the very first male Page really has sensations for, causing her desiring a life far from swindling.

Things get made complex when Page's plan to fraud Jack, on her own and hence showing her prowess to Max, deciphers, leading her to expose her real objectives. Jack, feeling betrayed and heartbroken, cuts ties with Page. On the other side, Tensy, after weding Max, gets inadvertently killed while Page tries to prevent the suave investigator Mintz who has a whiff of their scams.

Max and Page fix up, recognizing their mutual importance to each other's lives and solve to quit their con-artists' lifestyle. Max handles to persuade Dean, still smitten by her, that their divorce settlement was a setup by Pastor, he formerly captured in a jeopardized position with Max, to get his cash. He happily accepts have a new beginning with Max.

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Max and Page, now packed with Tensy's fortune, go back to their former lifestyle. The duo decides to continue with their cons however in a different style, tricking scam artist. On the romantic front, Page and Jack reconcile also, with him choosing to have a "crooked however exciting" future with her.

"Heartbreakers" is a spirited screwball comedy interlaced with layers of heart and humor. The movie revolves around relationships, deceptiveness, and the complex love in between a mother and child working as con-artists. As they navigate the world, learning to enjoy and be loved, they eventually find out the real worth of a sincere life. While painting the portrait of 2 extremely uncommon female lead characters, "Heartbreakers" offers an interesting audience experience with a blend of love, funny, and crime. Enhanced by a star-studded cast, "Heartbreakers" delivers a fun, romantic romp filled with twists and surprises.

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