Nicky (Will Smith), a trouper con artist,  who, upon a chance meeting, takes a rookie grifter named Jess (Margot Robbie) under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; It’s a bit cliché that he has to fall I love with the first female interest that we are introduced to, but  for all its other redeeming aspects, maybe we can forgive the movie for this cliché. As it always goes, one person gets uncomfortably close, and the other is forced to back away. In this case, Jess gets uncomfortably close, and Nicky ends their relationship (in such a callous way, what!).

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Three years later, Nicky is away in Buenos Aires doing his con man jig, when he unexpectedly bumps into Jess. (Men are so easy) her appearance knocks him off his feet and he goes out of his way to try and win her back. Add to this mix the intensity of a shared romantic history, a botched heist, and an unexpected hero, and you get FOCUS.

The movie had some pretty good dialogue. The easy, lighthearted banter between the leads makes it very easy to follow (not interstellar) without making the film appear simplistic.

If you’re looking for some escapism, something to give you a momentary thrill, you should really watch this. I however doubt that anyone will be talking about this in a year’s time.