The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is an American film directed, written by and starring Woody Allen. It was released on August 21, 2001.The story follows CW Briggs, an insurance investigator, and Betty Ann Fitzgerald, an efficiency expert. Both are hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist into stealing jewels from the rich Kensington family. The movie details the ensuing robberies and the investigation and attempts to overcome the hypnosis. Since this is still a Woody Allen movie, there's a strong subplot focused on the relationships of Betty Ann, CW, and their boss Chris Magruder.It was a massive flop both commercially and critically upon release and nearly killed Allen's career. He wouldn't have another hit until Match Point in 2005.
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