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Starring the megastar Will Smith, “Focus” hits the box office at $34.6 million according to IMDB opening weekend. It is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the duo that also directed “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Filled with endless twists and turns, it will leave viewers stunned at every scene.

The plot is centered around Will Smith’s character, Nicky, a third generation con man and a professional in his trade, who takes the novice con artist, Jess, played by Margot Robbie, under his wing. “Focus” was definitely a success, not merely for its ability to swindle and trick the audience, but also for the skillful way in which personal relations are explored in the illegal field. “Focus” makes viewers believe they are paying attention, only to prove they are focused on the wrong aspects of the characters and their interactions with one another.

Set in both New Orleans and Buenos Aires, the images of the film are vibrant and colorful. This promotes a great contrast between their dark line of work and their surroundings. This juxtaposition between the setting and the plot uplifts the movie and promotes a lighthearted aspect that is accompanied by a comical undertone.

“Focus” brings about a question that we can all relate to. Is it possible to keep our personal and work lives separate, or is it impossible to focus on one without the other?

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