Richard Gere does what might be his best acting job in this based-on-a-true-story tale of writer Clifford Irving. In the early '70s, Irving lied his way into a million dollar contract, allegedly ghostwriting the autobiography of legendary recluse Howard Hughes. Of course, it was all one big hoax. Irving kept it up for a surprisingly long time, considering Hughes was still alive at the time. Director Lasse Hallström (What's Eating Gilbert Grape) gives the film a light touch, producing a humorous, occasionally mesmerizing character study that mixes the conniving antics of Catch Me If You Can with the paranoid Watergate-era conspiracy of All The President's Men.115 minutes R.