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  • 2012
  • US
  • 89 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michael Hoffman
  • Written by: Ethan Coen (screenplay), Joel Coen (screenplay)
  • Cast: Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Cameron Diaz, Stanley Tucci
  • UK release: 21 November 2012

Harry Deane (Firth) is an art curator who plans to hoodwink his loathsome millionaire boss (Rickman) into buying a fake Monet. Tacky and infantile farce, loosely based on a 1966 Michael Caine movie and scripted by the Coen Brothers at far below their usual level.

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