Saturday, 31 May 2014

A haystack steals the scene in “Gambit”

Reviewed by Nancy Snipper

This cute film puts art curator, Harry Deane (Colin Firth) into a role that will earn him millions of pounds. It’s a pretty daring plot that he construes that involves  getting his friend, Major to forge one of Monet’s famous Haystack paintings  in order to convince Harry’s hateful boss, multi-billionaire Lord Lionel Shabandar (Alan Rickman) that he ought to purchase the painting that was handed down to the painter’s great-great-grandson and on to his daughter.

Monet's Haystack

Of course, there is no true tale to this inheritance story, but rodeo gal played by Cameron Diaz poses as the owner of the fake Monet. Things go terribly wrong but in the end, Deane ends up walking away with the real Monet and Shabandar gets the fake. Directed by , the comedy is light-hearted despite some pretty heavyweight actors, including Tom Courtney. A film that is easily forgettable but totally enjoyable to watch. Some of the scenes are humorous enough to make you fall in love with Colin Firth – post-Bridgette Bridgette Jones stardom.

This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.
 Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.