A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Wyatt uses Jonathon to get what he wants. The people in the sex club use one another.
Violence & Scariness
Violence against women, including a scene of date rape and a woman shown with her throat cut.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sex is the point of half of the movie. A sex club allows people to have anonymous sex, and they do -- a lot. Wyatt tells "S" that she can't refuse him sex if he gives her money.
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Numerous variations of the f-word, used lewdly and as an expletive.
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Products & Purchases
Slick hotels, $4,000 suits -- money is more important than actual products.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wyatt and Jonathon smoke a joint in the first scene, making them fast friends. Alcohol use and sex go hand in hand.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie focuses on anonymous sexual gratification, money motivated blackmail, and murder. The male leads are involved in a sex club called the List, which pairs male and female executives for steamy encounters in high-class hotels. There is a date-rape scene and a shot showing a woman with her throat cut. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Though it's shot in a slick, glamorous manner and features some real star power, DECEPTION is riddled with spoken cliches and implausible plot twists. Not only is the sex club an unlikely fantasy, where women are as hungry for sex and willing to engage in "intimacy without intricacy," but Jonathon's naivete is very hard to swallow. Perhaps it's McGregor's Scottish brogue sneaking through his Flatbush inflection that makes the character a bit of a joke. Or his nerdy character's unlikely romance with the stunning "S."
There are some lovely shots of New York City, and Michelle Williams does a great job. But the plot is rather predictable, and the ending is not surprising. If only the actors had been given more to work with -- and the women hadn't been portrayed as sex-starved automatons.
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