Magazine article U.S. Catholic


Magazine article U.S. Catholic


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Directed by Tony Gilroy (Universal, 2009)


They don't make them like this anymore. They try often enough, but only once in a blue moon do they get the magic right. Tony Gilroy's Duplicity is two parts screwball comedy, one part caper film, and a dash of light espionage shaken together in a cinematic cocktail that would please Cole Porter and lames Bond.

Imagine Julia Roberts and Clive Owen filling in (very nicely indeed) for Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in a fast-talking, role-reversing comedy about the war between the sexes.

Then have Ms. Roberts and Mr. Owen reprise a very cool Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen matching wits in The Thomas Crown Affair, trading bedroom barbs and martinis like a pair of (maybe) star-crossed lovers.

And just for good measure, cast this lovely couple in a 007 film where Owen's James Bond is in real danger of being taken game, set, and match by Roberts' very smart, sassy, and sexy CIA operative. …

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