Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)


Two con men try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first. (IMDb)
Takes too long to set up its juicily comedic premise (a boring training montage headlines a needlessly in-depth relationship history) but it’s pure hilarity and delicious dramatic irony as soon as Freddy rolls in on that wheelchair, hamming it up. Lawrence’s first counter-move is probably the funniest (see the leg-whipping scene) but I would be remiss not to mention the delightful ending that subverts the scoundrels’ sexism with not one but two punches–the first being shame, the second mercy.
7/10 (Good)


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