One of old school classics, again with Steve Martin, drsbut still classy. Story revolves around two conmen who seduce women and then elegantly take their money. As you expected, Michael Caine is a smooth and sophisticated conman who elegantly achieves his goals and Steve Martin is a small time hustler that uses more primitive methods. Later on these two will be linked by a bet that will teach them an important lesson. Although they are doing all kinds of shit, you will come to like both of them, and the answer to the question why, you will find when you check out this classic.

Excellent cast with a brilliant script could not have done better. And speaking of cast, this movie could have been something entirely else. The film was originally a project for Mick Jagger and David Bowie, but they luckily dropped out. This is one of those movies that relaxes you and makes you laugh at the same time, definitely worth watching a couple of times. Directed by almighty Frank Oz, again we are treated to fully developed characters and their shenanigans. I still remember the whip scene, after all these years. In vein with A Fish Called Wanda, Without a Clue and Fierce Creatures, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a relaxing comedy with style, something you can watch with your parents or kids, a definition of a timeless classic. Especially with its theme of conman, rich ladies and high society mingling, it’s perfect for gen pop.

Director: Frank Oz

Cast: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Ian McDiarmid, Dana Ivey, Dana Ivey

Fun Stuff: This film is actually a remake of the comedy Bedtime Story (1964).


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