MATCHSTICK MEN (2003)
A film by Ridley Scott Cast: Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Sam Rockwell Yes it is a Ridley Scott film but not the type he usually directs. It has 3 stories .
- A story of a man who is paralyzed by neurotic obsessions
- A story of 2 con men who happens to have a big score, yes the last big score.
- The story of a man who meets the teenage daughter he never knew he had and try to make up for lost time.
The man in question is Roy (Nicholas Cage) who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder week you name it he suffers from it. his partner is Frank (Sam Rockwell) and his daughter is Angela (Alison Lohman). Brothers Ted and Nicholas Griffin adapted it from the novel by Eric Garcia. And what a great story it is. Here is roy who is a clever con artist, who saves money for a rainy day, and wants to be a father to his daughter. You see his partner wants to get the big fish as he calls it, the big con. So they can retire. Pay attention when Roy goes at the supermarket, pay attention at he body language of the cashier and later in the film towards the end you should go okay. there is more to it to this film. So they get a con going that works well when Frank wants to get the big fish some dude from out-of-town, when suddenly Roy’s daughter comes put of nowhere and tells him he is the father. Great performance from Cage here and the cast fit perfectly here after all it is key to have a great cast who has chemistry this one is perfect. Lohman is effective and her acting is flawless. It is fun to watch this well made film and I do love this one. It is perfect in many ways.