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2015 Movie Review - Focus

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This is Will Smith's umpteenth movie for his career. This movie is about cons and the "con of love" :P 

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Will Smith plays Nicky Spurgeon, a very experienced con-man who meets and the recruits beautiful and sexy Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie).

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They hit it off together professionally and romantically until an ultimate con where Nick cons a rich compulsive gambler and wins all he money.
 
After that, Nick leaves Jess without giving any reason.
 
3 years later, Nick is recruited in a con and sees Jess entertaining his employer, Rafael Garriga (Rodrigo Santoro) in the party. He approaches Jess and finds out she's working for Rafael and also his lover.

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Nick is jealous and pursues Jess again. He manages to win her heart again and they go to bed together. Rafael's henchman, Owens (Gerald McRaney) almost manages to expose Nick and Jess together.

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In the end, Nick manages to sell Garriga's secret fuel formula to competitors and earns millions. However, he is caught by Garriga and left for dead. Luckily or con-ningly, Owens turns out to be Nick's father, Bucky and saves Nick's life.
 
Bucky leaves Nick with the millions he earned but Nick and Jess are happily together again.
 
Watchability : 6 / 10 - not the best Will Smith movie but not the worse either.

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Cast :
Will Smith     ...     Nicky
Margot Robbie     ...     Jess
Adrian Martinez     ...     Farhad
Gerald McRaney     ...     Owens
Rodrigo Santoro     ...     Garriga
BD Wong     BD Wong     ...     Liyuan
Brennan Brown     ...     Horst
Robert Taylor     ...     McEwen
Dotan Bonen     ...     Gordon
Griff Furst     ...     Gareth
Stephanie Honoré     ...     Janice
David Stanford     ...     Drunken Stranger
Dominic Fumusa     ...     Jared
Steve Kim     ...     Liyuan’s Bodyguard
Don Yesso     ...     Card Player / Football Coach
 
 
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