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Matchstick Men

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 116
Theater Release: 12 Sep 2003
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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?

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