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Thursday, May 28, 2020
(R) 109min
Jan 24 - 27, 5:15 & 7:30
British acting icons Helen Mirren and Ian McKellan join forces in this dramatic and playful Hitchcock-style mystery. She is a vulnerable, recent widow with a considerable nest-egg, while he is a career con-man; they meet through an online dating website. He intends to bilk her out of her inheritance, and they get along famously – she even allows him to move into her house, to the dismay of her savvy grandson – but what should be an easy swindle becomes unexpectedly complicated. Director Bill Condon (Kinsey, Gods and Monsters), working from a screenplay adapted by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher from the best-selling novel by Nicholas Searle, has made a charming, satisfying thriller.