The latest of many collaborations between Jack Nicholson and director Bob Rafelson (Five Easy Pieces) finds them in a noirish state of mind. Nicholson plays a discontented wine merchant who teams up with an English ex-con (Michael Caine) to steal a valuable necklace. As might be expected, things don't go smoothly, and a number of parties, including Nicholson's wife, son, and mistress (Judy Davis, Stephen Dorff, and Jennifer Lopez, respectively) find themselves chasing the jewels. As the cast listing would lead you to believe, the acting is first-rate, even if Nicholson seems incapable of playing anyone except Jack Nicholson anymore. (It's a pretty good character.) Caine, who is particularly good, even seems to have chosen a part based on its merit for the first time in years. Unfortunately, the film itself, outside of a few imaginative sequences, is a tired, tropical variation on too-familiar themes, failing to provide the essential spark for its combustible cast.