Picture from Matchstick Men
Overall C

Besieged with nervous tics, uncontrollable urges and erratic twitches, Roy copes as best he can by living in an ultra-sanitized house and popping illegally acquired prescription pills.

Violence B-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D
Substance Use C-

Talk to your kids about…

Matchstick Men

How does glamorizing crime and neglecting to show consequences for actions make the option of this lifestyle more appealing? Why are con artists and mobsters often portrayed as attractive characters in the movies? How is their depiction often ?sanitized? from reality?

How did the lighting, set direction and camera use in this film help viewers understand Roy’s perspective on the world?

What methods did Dr. Klein use to help Roy deal with his behaviors and mental distress? Do you believe his prescription would really have been so effective in helping the patient?