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Heartbreakers
DVD disk
10.05.2004 By: The Shootin Surgeon
Heartbreakers order
Director:
David Mirkin

Actors:
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Sigourney Weaver
Gene Hackman

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A sneaky, sexy mother/daughter duo seduces gullible men and takes them for all they've got. Max (Weaver) and Page (Love Hewitt) go for one big score in the form of a smelly, crotchety, rotting tobacco tycoon (Hackman) but the carefully laid out screw-over plan goes awry when Page falls in love and an old flame comes back to haunt Max…
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Breasts. This is a movie about breasts. Sigourney Weaver’s breasts, Jennifer Love Hewitt’s breasts, all sorts of great, great breasts. It’s actually pretty entertaining and features two fantastic appearances by Ray Liotta as a professional auto “random repossesser” and Hackman as Billionaire William B. Tensy. They steal each scene they’re in, and especially those scenes that aren’t stolen, beaten and murdered by Love Hewitt’s impressive chest. Although running a tad too long at 123 minutes, the film definitely has its moments.

You can also catch a few cameos by Anne Bancroft, Sarah Silverman and Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher. You can also watch for a funny appearance by SNL alumnus and missing person Kevin Nealon. All in all, a pretty straightforward comedy which leaves very little to the imagination (except for that date I have with Jennifer next week, yes?). It’s good to watch after a long day’s work when you want to get your mind off your problems and watch pretty girls, nice cars and Ray Liotta snapping and shooting a gun. A fun flick overall… The only thing I missed was that I wish Jason Lee, who makes a more than decent appearance in this movie could swear a bit more. As we all know from the Kevin Smith films, nobody cusses like Jason Lee!!
THE EXTRAS
Good set of extras here. Aside from the two commentary tracks mentioned above, The DVD features two documentaries that while short, are actually pretty interesting. The first one, entitled “The Making of Heartbreakers” is the usual discussion with the director, the producer and the main cast members about how the movie was planned and how it actually got to being. It’s funny because you hear from Hackman and Liotta and these two guys could entertain the crap out of a dead worm. It lasts about 20 minutes. Short & sweet.

The second brief documentary, “Laffs & Gaffes” is actually really just a bunch of outtakes. The only exception being that these outtakes, unlike most you usually find on DVD’s, are actually hilarious and really worth the watch. At 10 minutes in length, this one was too short…

The next round is a pile of irrelevant deleted scenes, which you can listen to with or without Mirkin’s commentary. Strange thing though, the back of the box says there’s 22 deleted scenes but I could only find 19. Mistake? Conspiracy? Breasts? Maybe a bit of them all… If you know what’s going on, let me know. The standard movie trailer is also tossed in there.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
I can’t really give this movie any serious knocks. It’s nice to look at, it’s funny enough and it has funny performances by Gene Hackman and Ray Liotta, two of my personal favorites. It’s what they call "fun cheese" and a good time at the movies. So go to the video store, buy a couple of melons on the way home and pop this into your player…
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