- 1 hr 48 min
Deception is a sexy thriller starring Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, and Michelle Williams as three members of a secretive New York sex club. Accountant Jonathan McQuarry (McGregor) is stuck in a rut until he meets Wyatt, a slick lawyer played by Hugh Jackman. Jackman has scrapped his usual scruffy look and plays Wyatt as a sly, sophisticated, and charming sociopath who offers Jonathan a way out of his dull life and an entrance into a dark underground world of high-powered sex and anonymous thrills. After an “accidental” phone swap, Jonathan is introduced to “The List”, an ultra-exclusive word-of-mouth sex club. The rich and powerful people of The List arrange anonymous sexual liaisons with one another, meeting at high-end hotels for no-strings attached fun. The rules are simple; no emotional attachments, no names, and no money changes hands. Jonathan, of course, immediately breaks the first rule of List Club by falling for the mysterious “S”, played by Michelle Williams, who puts in a good performance as this vulnerable and enigmatic woman. As Deception picks up steam it gets less sexy and falls more into the “thriller” groove, turning from sex clubs to the usual fare of kidnapping, extortion, bank robbery, and murder. When Jonathan realizes he's been manipulated from the start, it may already be too late to save S, who is being held captive. The only solution, of course, is an elaborate bank robbery, mind-games, twisted revelations and travel to Madrid in search of the elusive millions. Director Marcel Langenegger's first feature film is an erotic thriller with an elaborate plot and an urban and European vibe.