I never expected the ending! Great movie!,
This review is from: Matchstick Men [DVD]  (DVD)
I'm a big fan of Nicolas Cage's acting and this particular movie really displays his versatility as an actor. He plays Roy, the brain of a small con operation, who with his protege Frank perform really well thought scams. But the character is a developed one: he's smart, but he's also full of problems: he has obsessive compulsive disorder and he has so many rituals he has to perform in order to be ok.
The movie's plot thickens when a girl appears who tells him that she is his daughter, the girl one of his old girlfriends had given birth to.
The movie revolves around their changing relationship and their getting closer to each other and really turning into a father and daughter, and she becomes interested in his job, asking him to include her in his scams.
What follows is an unexpected ending, where things turn out to be other than expected.
I'm not going to spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet, but I recommend it: a smartly written film, well directed, with enough action to keep you glued to the screen and enough depth to keep you thinking about it afterwards.