I was at the library the other day, looking over the DVD offerings and I happened upon The Sting. It seems like I should have seen it before, but I never have. Since it was right there, I decided to pick it up and give it a watch. I mean, Paul and Robert wouldn’t let me down, right?
Well, I can honestly say this is totally a guy movie. Usually, they throw in a little romance for us girls, but there really wasn’t any of that. And I missed it.
Although Paul Newman gets top billing, this movie is really about Robert Redford’s character, Hooker. He and his “grifter” partner make the score of their lives when they con a money runner for a crime boss out of $11,000. His partner decides to retire, and the next thing Hooker knows, his partner has been killed and he’s next on the list. Hooker heads to Chicago to get revenge for his partner’s murder and hooks up with Henry Gondorff, played by Paul Newman. Together, they come up with a very elaborate con to get the crime boss, Lonnegan, and his money too!
Paul Newman’s best scene is when he is conning Lonnegan during a poker game on a train. He pretends to be plastered and out-cheats Lonnegan. Robert Redford takes over as Paul’s enforcer and convinces Lonnegan that he wants to double cross Paul. They come up with a scheme that I have seen duplicated in many a TV show, but was probably pretty original back in 1973.
Since we watched a guy movie, I decided to go pink with the polish. I mean, I am a girl and I needed to bring a little femininity to this review. K recommended OPI’s A-Rose at Dawn…Broke by Noon, since this movie was about getting and losing money.
I’m not big on pink polishes (pink just isn’t my color), but I liked this one. It’s kind of a soft bubblegum pink with silver shimmer. This picture is two coats with a top coat.
Overall, I liked The Sting. It was an interesting story, and Paul Newman and Robert Redford were very charismatic. Overall, I liked A-Rose at Dawn…Broke By Noon as well. A nice feminine touch to a manly evening. ~E