It's true that Simon Baker has played his character as sauve, charming and put together. When in fact he has been rolling around like a lopsided tire. The illusion of the con. It's a job well done. Bravo!
Jane is intelligent, true enough but we give him way to much credit. His intelligence doesn't spill over into the rest of his life, especially his personal life. Jane is a street academic. He is a survivor and he once thought wealth was living the good life. It wasn't so he gave it up. This was what he father taught him. Jane does not know what normal is. He has shown us over and over that he does not have life skills.
Jane could be a quick study but it is apparent that he doesn't want to be. Jane loves the con more then he loves Lisbon. This is the way it seems to be playing out.
Comment modified at April 23, 2014 07:32
@Rationalgal, Jane knows exactly what he is. If he doesn't, it makes him an idiot savant! Is that what you think he is? If you don't, then the lights are on and Jane is home. We give him way too much leeway. Jane has an academic and street intelligence that's off the chart. This is his trade, what he studied. He knows nothing about how to live a decent life. This apparently is the one thing he has never studied and the one thing he never had the opportunity to pick up indirectly. He can not act on knowledge he does not have or have practiced and it is very hard to change a life full of bad habits. It's like smoking. The warning signs are written all over the Jane package!
Comment modified at April 23, 2014 07:19
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