Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is a shrewdly successful businessman who is accustomed to being in control of each facet of his investments and relationships. His well-ordered life undergoes a profound change, however, when his brother Conrad (Sean Penn) gives him an unexpected birthday gift that soon has devastating consequences. There are no rules in The Game.
Perhaps the most overlooked film from David Fincher yet it deserves to sit alongside Seven and Fight Club. The Game is a great thriller, one where Fincher honed his skills for future projects. Another fine performance by Michael Douglas, assisted by Sean Penn and Deborah Unger, keeps your interest high as the script twists and turns. Too many films try to be too smart, The Game through careful manipulation and staging manages to pull it off. Making The Game well worth checking out.