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Molly's Game
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:56:22 PM »

MOLLY’S GAME is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

In Select Theaters December 25, 2017 everywhere January 5th, 2018

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Chris O'Dowd, Michael Cera, Joe Keery, Rachel Skarsten, Graham Greene and Brian d'Arcy James

Director: Aaron Sorkin Writer:
Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Based on the memoir by Molly Bloom
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Re: Molly's Game
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 10:30:31 PM »
Read the book.  Good read, but it just kind of ends.  Tobey Maguire is a dick.  Dicaprio is mixed up in it too, IIRC.  And Affleck, of course.  Was gonna see a sneak peek, but got sick.  Looking forward to catching it ONCE MY MOVIE PASS GETS HERE.  Slow service.  But I digress.


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Re: Molly's Game
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 12:25:50 PM »
It's good! No big surprise that Sorkin's script is the star here. He delivers a pretty solid directorial debut, but one wonders how much darker (and better?) it could have been with someone like Fincher at the helm. There's some cheesiness here and there, particularly towards the end, but it's got some great performances.

Speaking of, Jessica Chastain is incredible. I had no idea how beautiful she really was. I play for the other team, but some of her looks/outfits um did things to me. 


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