“Real artists don’t need words.” – Art Dodge
Number of Times Seen – Twice (28 Nov 1999 and 7 Nov 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A conman falls in love with two sisters and pretends to have a twin brother in order to try and win them both over.
My Take on it – Intriguing idea that doesn’t work as well as one might hope.
Antonio Banderas isn’t able to play both of these characters convincingly and that hurts the story far too much.
The cast is great with Banderas being joined by Melanie Griffith (his future wife who he met while making this movie), Darryl Hannah, Danny Aiello, Joan Cusack and Eli Wallach (who steals every scene he is in)
The plot moves at a very strange pace and fails to be as enjoyable as this kind of plot should be.
They try too hard to add in gangsters and the mafia in order to try and add something more fierce and thrilling to the story, but that comes across far too flaky and inconsistent and never really pans out.
The way that he tries to court both sisters at the same time is also done in a strange way which once again takes away from making this something worth watching.
There are far too many scenes that drag out despite never having any real kind of chemistry between the characters which would help make things much more engaging and realistic to watch unfold.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Dodge (‘Antonio Banderas’) looks at the obituaries in the diner, there is a picture of a man named Eugene Palletto. It is actually a picture of actor Eugene Pallette. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)
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