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THE GOOD LIAR

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THE GOOD LIAR

* * ½

(Crime drama with a twist)

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen give good performances as senior citizens who meet through a computer dating service.

Roy is a con man who makes a good living scamming people from their investments. He cons the well-to-do Betty into moving in with her and eventually convinces her to open a joint bank account with him.

Betty's grandson is suspicious and conducts a search on him, discovering details of his past. And then, as the plot moves toward a seemingly predictable conclusion, there appears an ironic twist.

This is one of those "things aren't always as they seem" movies that proves to be a bit convoluted, in spite of good performances by the British co-stars.

Rated R with some profanity.

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