Matchstick Men

Matchstick Men

Movie: Matchstick Men
Director: Ridley Scott
Produced by: HorsePower Entertainment, Imagemovers, Liveplanet, Rickshaw Prods., Scott Free Productions
Released By: Warner Brothers
MPAA Rating: PG13

Ridley Scott directs the crime comedy Matchstick Men, based on the novel of the same name by Eric Garcia. Neurotic con man Roy suffers from several emotional problems, including obsessive-compulsive disorder. He and his partner Frank swindle people out of money by posing as money collectors who promise things like tax refunds, package vacations, and other fabulous prizes. 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. 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. Reluctant to develop his role as a father, Roy also gets heavily involved in Frank’s ambitious swindle.

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