The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.
A pair of brothers - the Blooms, are probably the best con men in the world, Before they get out, they've decided to so one last hustle; as wine and dine an eccentric heiress the time of her life, with a romantic adventure, around the world.Written by
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When Stephen rings the doorbell outside Max's apartment in Prague, Max blasts his front door with a shotgun; the circle of wood in the door that will be blasted out is visible before the gunshot. See more »
As far as con man stories go, I think I've heard them all. Of grifters, ropers, faro-fixers; tails drawn long and tall. But if one bears a bookmark in the confidence man's tome, it would be that of Penelope, and of the brothers Bloom.
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Well what a disappointment. A story cooked up by a self-involved, arrogant "auteur" who thinks he is just sooo smart and sophisticated. Everything about it is phony, no character looks like a real person, especially the females. No person like the Raquel Weisz character ever existed or will exist, so what is the point??? The story is completely unrealistic and makes no sense. The least of all I was impressed when the director cheated us into thinking the Weisz character lived in New Jersey and that the castle was in America, when it was clear it was all shot in central Europe. They are supposed to be phenomenal con-men yet their final trick is exactly like the trick they do in the beginning. Even the naive Weisz character can see through it. The story in Prague is ridiculous and then there is this stupid, impossible car crash which they all survive untouched. The movie is a total mess, it is not good as a criminal story, not good as a heist movie, not good as a thriller, as a love story maybe not that bad but too unrealistic to care about the characters. Strange that Hollywood gave funds for a fancy, senseless mess like this.
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