When a man (Antonio Banderas) selects a mail order bride, he is surprised to see the beauty (Angelina Jolie) who appears before him. She alleges that she sent false photos to him to assure that he would love her for what she is and not for her beauty. However, what she is is a con artist, whore, and actress, who teams with a fellow actor (Thomas Jane) to steal money from men. What she does not expect is that she falls in love with her new husband and ultimately must decide between him and her sadistic former lover. Contains explicit sex including sadistic acts as Thomas Jane cuts Jolie's back with a knife as part of their lovemaking.