Ridley Scott directs the crime comedy Matchstick Men, based on the novel of the same name by Eric Garcia. Neurotic con man Roy (Nicolas Cage) suffers from several emotional problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder. He and his partner Frank (Sam Rockwell) swindle people out of money by posing as money collectors who promise things like tax refunds, package vacations, and other fabulous prizes (which they never get). Frank wants to pull a really big job, but Roy is too consumed with fear and panic attacks to join him. Only cigarettes and his trusty illegal prescription drugs seem to keep him going. When Roy finds himself in desperate need of more pills, he is forced to see legitimate psychotherapist Dr. Klein (Bruce Altman). Roy ends up talking about his emotional damage from a troubled marriage and divorce, which results in the discovery of a child whom he has never met. Dr. Klein suggests that he spend a weekend with the kid, so in walks teenaged Angela (played by twentysomething Alison Lohman). Reluctant to develop his role as a father, Roy also gets heavily involved in Frank's ambitious swindle. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
I liked it, my husband didn't--different strokes... I think Nicholas was (as usual)wonderful as was the rest of the cast--good acting! Not sure I would have ended it the same way, but it was interesting! Some good laughs in there too!
Cage plays an obsessive-compulsive con-man with a lot of nervous tics. He finds a daughter he only thought he might have, then his daughter starts to pull cons with him. His condition gets better. Nicolas Cage is great in this part!
But, in the end - nothing that you thought happened, happened. Interesting approach to making this story.
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