Doug approaches Claire (Rebecca Hall), the bank manager, and starts a casual friendship that eventually becomes a relationship; but when he falls in love with Claire and decides to leave the pilfering behind, Jim and a character known as “the florist” resort to coercion to make Doug change his mind.
This movie is superbly directed by Ben Affleck. He also co-wrote the script. The acting is flawless, despite having few stars in the cast. The musical score helps to enhance the drama. The pace is fast, but not so much to make you dizzy or confused; it is easy to keep up. What I like the most about this movie is its no-nonsense style; there are no perfect robberies, real life is messy and plans seldom unfold as they’re conceived. That, I think, is the true value of this film.