Sometimes, it's what you don't see that makes all the difference...
Going into this I had fair warning as to what it was about. The name
guarantees as much. That said my interest raised as each chapter
unfolded. Knowing how the genre is, working out the inevitable twists
and curve balls ensued. That is part of the experience. So is the
outlandish nature of plot, and I don't know a soul who thought 'Body
Double' was based on anything remotely possible, but they still enjoyed
it. This film has something different about it. A subtle expression
that grows into an intriguing smile.
Director Marcel Langenegger worked with writer, Mark Bomback, to make
the film work for both their tastes and sensibilities. Their
collaboration is for the good of the project. He also brought in Dante
Spinotti, a fine Director of Photography. He was largely responsible
for the look of the Chinatown sequence and it was my favorite sequence
I wanted to see 'Deception' on the strength of Hugh Jackman and Ewan
McGregor's involvement with the film. Both are extraordinarily fine
actors and I could not imagine either appearing in anything sub-par.
They took on assignments that cast them in a different light than most
are used to viewing them in.
Mr. Jackman dives into his role with the same gusto he has become
famous for. I feel that few actors can match his range. His 'Wolverine'
is much more than a raging mutant. Jackman squarely lifted the 'X-Men'
gambit to his shoulders and skyrocketed into mega-franchise orbit. He
also has history on Broadway and lit the boards afire in 'The Boy From
Oz'. His turn as 'Van Helsing' the great vampire hunter sees Hugh in
the action-adventure region and earning high praise.
Mr. McGregor plays an accountant who goes through his daily paces as
one of the army of eternal extras who drift through the scenes of New
York's rich, powerful, and flamboyant theater of the absurd. McGregor's
skill is on display as a timid, almost apologetic excuse of a being
that I would have loved to seen introduced ala 'Twilight Zone' by Rod
Serling. His character certainly passes through it.
What gives 'Deception' its edge is an outstanding performance by
Michelle Williams. Her interaction with both stars is intense, but in
particular, with McGregor she is magical. Ms. Williams says more with a
glance than words could express. Each scene finds her generously
sprinkling talent in all directions. Oh, she does indeed speak, and I
savored every word.
A quick nod to Charlotte Rampling who I might well have wrote the above
paragraph for had she been given more screen time. She makes ample use
of what time she does receive. Ms. Rampling has a rather brutal, but
matter-of-fact way of taking over a scene. Her dominance is simply
never in question.
The sliding scale for a psychological thriller begins with 'Hitchcock
brilliant' and works its way down from there. 'Deception' is a bit
better than the normal fair for this genre. That is due to the fine
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kinda looks interesting.
Not any of the actors best.
I think that some actors really don't read the script or there agent
doesn't, they just do it and hope for something to happen. I have
nothing good to say about this movie. It was pointless, stupid,
unrealistic ( the annoying type), did I all ready say pointless? A lot
of times during this movie you just zone out with the random junk they
throw in, from the world and rules of a sex club to how a counting or
whatever works like. I guess when I think about it there is one good
thing I can say, both actors Jackman and McGregor are decent through
this film. Even though I didn't even like our "hero" of this movie.
(McGregor) all are miss leading and like I said before pointless in
there actions. The ending just kills me , I yelled at how stupid it
was. All in all its a really, really, really, R E A L L Y stupid movie
and I would not recommend anyone to watch it..