“Focus” Shines The Spotlight On The Con Game « CBS Detroit

February 27, 2015 7:46 PM

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“Focus” Shines The Spotlight On The Con Game « CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – Will Smith is back in the sexy and stylish new film “Focus.” The film zeroes in on the super fast lifestyle of masterful con artist Nicky Spurgeon, portrayed by Smith, and his protégé Jess Barrett, portrayed by Margot Robbie. The two become acquainted when one tries to con the other; Nicky teaches Jess the ropes and, eventually, Jess becomes part of the team.

Kicking off in New York City, where they first meet, their business endeavors take them to fun-loving New Orleans and then to Buenos Aires. It’s in New Orleans where the filmmakers begin to show off some of the true tricks of the trade. They include the “lift,” which is stealing something out of som...

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