History Film / MatchstickMen

30th Nov '16 8:34:52 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Matchstick Men''''' is a 2003 BlackComedy and {{Drama}} based on a book by Eric Garcia and is directed by Creator/RidleyScott. It stars Creator/NicolasCage, Alison Lohman and Creator/SamRockwell.

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'''''Matchstick Men''''' ''Matchstick Men'' is a 2003 BlackComedy and {{Drama}} based on a book by Eric Garcia and is directed by Creator/RidleyScott. It stars Creator/NicolasCage, Alison Lohman and Creator/SamRockwell.
30th Nov '16 8:34:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* BikiniBar: Roy and Frank go to one for their first meeting with Chuck Frechette.
16th Jun '16 10:11:48 PM BenKenobi
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Frechette's]] murder is never resolved. The audience doesn't find out if he actually died or was in some way part of the larger con.
26th Nov '15 8:46:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* DawsonCasting: Played with. [[spoiler:Angela was played by a 22 year old, playing a 20-something year old pretending to be a 14 year old.]]
26th Nov '15 8:43:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:TheConWithinACon:]] [[spoiler:The "big hit" on Chuck, Angela's arrival, and Roy's visits with Dr. Klein are all part of a big con by Frank against Roy.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheConWithinACon:]] TheConWithinACon: [[spoiler:The "big hit" on Chuck, Angela's arrival, and Roy's visits with Dr. Klein are all part of a big con by Frank against Roy.]]
26th Nov '15 8:43:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[PlayingAgainstType Directing Against Type]]: Creator/RidleyScott, who is primarily known for big-budget thrillers and action epics, directs a quirky character-driven BlackComedy.
7th Jul '14 10:57:37 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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->'''Angela:''' "You're a con man?"\\
'''Roy:''' Con artist. flim flam man, [[TitleDrop matchstick man,]] loser. Whatever. Take your pick."

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->'''Angela:''' "You're You're a con man?"\\
man?\\
'''Roy:''' Con artist. flim flam ''artist''. Flim-flam man, grifter, loser, [[TitleDrop matchstick man,]] loser.man]]... Whatever. Take your pick."
pick.
23rd Feb '14 9:01:31 PM rjung
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* [[spoiler:TheConWithinACon:]] [[spoiler:The "big hit" on Chuck, Angela's arrival, and Roy's visits with Dr. Klein are all part of a big con by Frank against Roy.]]
23rd Feb '14 8:57:59 PM rjung
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* NeatFreak[=/=]SuperOCD: Roy is obsessive with cleanliness -- he can't stand to be outdoors, insists his visitors remove their shoes, opens and closes the front and back door three times, and spends an entire day cleaning the house out of fear it may be dirty.



* TheShrink: Dr. Klein is adding Roy with his OCD [[spoiler: because it's part of a con.]]
* SuperOCD: Roy is obsessive with cleanliness -- he can't stand to be outdoors, insists his visitors remove their shoes, opens and closes the front and back door three times, and spends an entire day cleaning the house out of fear it may be dirty.

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* TheShrink: Dr. Klein is adding aiding Roy with his OCD [[spoiler: because it's part of a con.]]
* SuperOCD: Roy is obsessive with cleanliness -- he can't stand to be outdoors, insists his visitors remove their shoes, opens and closes the front and back door three times, and spends an entire day cleaning the house out of fear it may be dirty.
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23rd Feb '14 8:50:26 PM rjung
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* ViolinScam: Roy uses two variations of this scam, one with a water filtration system (the mark buys it to avoid paying taxes for a nonexistent European vacation), and one with a "winning" lottery ticket.
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