Phobia-addled con artist Roy (Nicolas Cage) and his protégé Frank (Sam Rockwell) are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle. Suddenly, Roy discovers he has a teenage daughter, Angela (Alison Lohman) when she unexpectedly arrives on his doorstep. His carefully ordered life turns chaotic as he tries to come to terms with being a father. Angela becomes a willing partner in the next high-risk scam as she is eager to learn the art of the con with thrilling consequences.
it's not as you think
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You rated this film: 5
The whole movie puts you on a false track - you could even say it plays the same game with you as the conmen do with their victims. But once you get over the bafflement at the end, this movie is very clever, and the performance of Nicholas Cage and Alison Lohman, as their relationship develops, is heartwarming. Watching it the second time, I actually still really enjoyed it, because there is so much to discover.
This was a good movie one to really be enjoyed as it shows a man who is a con artist getting into difficulty controlling his health condition then having to deal with his daughter that he hasnt seen nor even knows she exists for 14 years.