DVD REVIEW: Deception

What happens when you mix a calling service with sex and then add a mystery behind it? You get a movie called Deception. “Are you free tonight?”

The film has an intriguing premise, but it’s through the execution that especially makes the film stick out. The gorgeous lighting and color used in this film works so well. Everything from the colorful night life to the monotones workday is done perfectly.

The story reminds me of an Alfred Hitchcock film. It’s a thrill ride with tons of twists and turns. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I actually got sucked into this world.

There aren’t a lot of special features on this disk. There’s a making of featurette, deleted scenes, and a commentary.

Synopsis: Leave your inhibitions at the door as Hugh Jackman (X-Men Trilogy) and Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) lure Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge) into a tangled web of lust and lies in this scorching erotic thriller. Lonely, timid accountant Jonathan McQuarry (McGregor) lives only for his work – until a chance meeting with suave, charismatic corporate lawyer Wyatt Bose (Jackman) introduces him to “The List.” Suddenly, the right cell-phone number and the words, “Are You Free Tonight,” launch Jonathan on a decadent journey of sexual conquests and self-discovery amidst New York’s power elite. But an affair with a ravishing and mysterious stranger (Williams) will expose him to another world he never imagined: one of betrayal, treachery and murder!

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