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Matchstick Men

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“Lie cheat steal rinse repeat”

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Eric Garcia (book), Nicholas Griffin (screenplay)
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman

Storyline:
A phobic con artist and his protégé are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

Quotes:
Angela: She said you were a bad guy. You don't seem like a bad guy.
Roy: That's what makes me good at it.
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Roy: For some people, money is... money is a foreign film without subtitles.
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Roy: I'm not a criminal. I'm a con man.
Dr. Klein: The difference being?
Roy: They give me their money.
Dr. Klein: That's a nice rationalization, Roy.

Questions:

  1. According to your opinion what is the main idea of the movie? Do you like it or dislike it?
  2. Do you see the difference between a criminal and a con man? (Quote #3)
  3. Have you ever faced such kind of fraud? In which way?
  4. Can you agree that only those who know how to deal with money deserve it? (Quote #2)
  5. Do you consider Roy a bad guy? In your point of view who is a “bad guy” at the end of the movie? (Quote #1)
  6. Why Roy didn’t notice any dirty trick? Were there any goofs in Frank’s and Angela’s plan?
  7. What was a real cause of Roy’s phobia?
  8. What episode of the film is your favorite one?

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