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*** THIS REVIEW DOES CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS ABOUT THE MOVIE -- BUT DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY INFORMATION TO SPOIL THE ENDING ***
The movie Deception introduces viewers to shy accountant Jonathan McQuarry (Ewan McGregor) whose lonely life consists mainly of traveling from one large company to another, conducting audits. When charming and sophisticated attorney Wyatt Boze (Hugh Jackman) takes an interest in him, Jonathan is eager to step into his new friend's exciting, fast-paced lifestyle. When a mix-up leaves Jonathan with Wyatt's cell phone, he learns that his new friend is also a member of an elite club where high-powered executives meet in local hotels for anonymous sex. Given the opportunity, Jonathan joins in with enthusiasm, but the fun quickly ends when a beautiful young woman he has met (played by Michelle Williams) mysteriously disappears and Jonathan learns the true reason for Wyatt's interest in him.
The viewer is given several clues early on as to Wyatt's true nature, however, the movie still works because we also see that the friendless and naive Jonathan is being completely taken in by the debonair but deceptive Wyatt, and we continue to watch to see what will happen next.
The second half of this film turns into a thriller as Jonathan faces life and death decisions. This part of the movie actually reminded me of "Swordfish" (another Jackman film). In Swordfish, Jackman is a "good guy" who is forced to use his computer skills to transfer money to a foreign bank for the "bad guy". In Deception, this plot is used again, with Jackman playing the bad guy.
Although a bit predictable, overall, this is a good movie. Both Jackman and McGregor play their roles well. Ewan McGregor is likeable and you will easily find yourself sympathizing with him. I have to admit that I thought it would be difficult for me to find Hugh Jackman believable as a villain, but he was completely convincing as a man without conscience, a cold-blooded killer ready to do anything to get what he wanted.
This movie is rated "R" and contains profanity, nudity, and sexual content. Personally, I wouldn't pay full retail price for the movie, but I got a great deal on Ebay, so it was worth it to me.
My DVD contained an alternate ending which I also enjoyed. I have rated it as 4 stars out of 5. I hope you find my review helpful.
Features actors: Michelle Williams, Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor.
Jonathan McQuarry works long hours, who suddenly one night sees his life passing him by.When an attorney named Wyatt sees him and stops by to say hello, the two hit it off and instantly become friends.Soon Jonathan sees there is more to Wyatt than meets the eye with his phone calls and pretty women.While taking lunch in the park they accidently switch cell phones and Wyatt is has already left out of town for 2 weeks.Jonathan hears the words "are you free tonight" from a woman on Wyatt's cell phone and decides to meet up with her.Soon he becomes introducted to the sex club with 3 rules, no names, no business talk & the initiator pays for the room.Like the old saying goes some things are too good to be true, when Jonathan gets tangles in lies, murder and being threatened, with the woman he can't stop thinking of.The fate of the woman is in Jonathan's hands.DVD has special features.Movie does have some profanity and nudity, the end of the movie is more like a thriller not knowing what's going to happen next.Would reccomend to rent.Hope this helps you decide, please click YES at the bottom.Thank you for taking the time to read this! :)
I bought this movie based on the fact that Hugh Jackman stared in it. I loved him in Australia with Nicole Kidman. This is a movie that makes you feel helpless but, to watch it. It could really happen to you too, if you are not careful with yourself & hook up with some unsavory characters. Since I never reveal the plot, it goes without saying that I liked this movie & would recommend it. I bought it pretty reasonable on eBay & was happy with it but, you be the judge for yourself.
A rather shy, loner Jonathan McQuarry (Ewan McGregor) is an accountant in Manhattan, who travels between offices auditing record books. Rather obsessed with his work, staying late one night, he meets a suave and charismatic corporate lawyer, Wyatt Bose (Hugh Jackman). After smoking a joint and becoming quick chums, they accidentally switch cell phones. The next time it rings, Jonathan answers Wyatt's cell phone to hear several different women inquiring 'if he's free tonight'? This is how Jonathan discovers the sex club for the elite and decadent called 'The List'. Primarily prominent and powerful people meet anonymously to have sex in hotels. After Jonathan has an affair with one of the club's mystery members, only known to him as "S," (Michelle Williams) she becomes a missing person. The once socially reticent Jonathan is now fully exposed to an unimaginable world of violence, extortion, danger and, perhaps, even murder. Don't miss the ever erotic sirene, Charlotte Rampling playing a Wall Street belle~
I decided to buy this because of Hugh Jackman. And he starts out to being this smarmy sort of guy, a cad actually. You know there is something up with his character from the get go. And keep watching it just to see how far he's going to push Ewan's character. You absolutely hate long before the end of the movie. I can't say I've hated Hugh in anything before this this movie. But he's still good lookin'!! dmd39