Harry Deane is a London art curator planning an elaborate scheme to con a wealthy collector into buying a fake Monet painting. In order to dupe the buyer, Deane invents a story and recruits a steer roper from Texas, PJ Puznowski, to play the part of a woman whose grandfather liberated the painting at the end of WWII. When Deane’s convoluted con begins to fall apart, it turns out the simple Texan girl isn’t so simple after all, and so begins a classic battle of the wits. Who will get the money? Who will get the Monet? Who will get the girl?
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
This nominal remake of the 1966 art caper that starred Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine has all the fizz of flat soda ...Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, 04.27.2014
Middling in every respect.Leslie Felperin, Variety, 11.08.2012
Even with a script by the Coen brothers, and a classy international cast led by Colin Firth, this contemporary London caper movie falls far short of its potential even as a lightweight comic romp.Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter, 11.08.2012
Firth is solid as always. He fits his tailored suits and rectangular glasses to a T. Diaz fares less well.Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 04.24.2014