Matchstick Men

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Ridley Scott is back directing one of the best films of the year so far in the suspense-comedy-drama Matchstick Men. Roy (Nicholas Cage), a con man who suffers from panic attacks, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and Agoraphobia (fear of the outdoors) is forced to find a new psychiatrist. His partner Frank (Sam Rockwell) refers him to a “friend” named Dr. Klein (Bruce Altman). During a session with his new psychiatrist, Roy strongly suspects that he may have a 14-year-old daughter from a failed marriage. Dr. Klein calls and verifies that Roy does in fact have a daughter named Angela (Alison Lohman) and he encourages Roy to invite her to spend the weekend at his house. Angela asks Roy to teach her how to pull a con-job while Roy and Frank are involved in a major swindle on some poor sap themselves. That’s when things really heat up. I don’t want to spoil the intriguing plot but this is a fantastic movie. Not only is the acting fabulous and the directing superb, but the movie is so interesting that after nearly 2 hours you don’t want it to end. With all of this going for it the ending has such a twist even I didn’t see it coming. (Yes, I know I’m blind and I couldn’t see a truck coming either). This is a great film and I’m giving it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA