Deception 2008

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Deception ★½ 2008 (R)

McGregor is a milquetoast accountant, Jackman is a silky snake, and Williams is a blonde seductress. If you can buy the leads in these roles you may possibly find some enjoyment in this transparent thriller. Corporate numbers-cruncher Jonathan (McGregor) is led on a journey into NYC's anonymous sex underground by lawyer Wyatt (Jackman). Among the women Jonathan meets is the mysterious S (Williams), who soon disappears. The sex is all a set-up for something much more dangerous but—as the title blatantly proclaims—nothing is what it seems. 108m/C DVD . US Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Maggie Q, Rachael Taylor, Natasha Henstridge, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Charlotte Rampling, Margaret Colin, Paz de la Huerta; D: Marcel Langenegger; W: Mark Bomback; C: Dante Spinotti; M: Ramin Djawadi.