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Turn the River (2007)

R | | Drama | 17 October 2007 (USA)
A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.

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In New York City, Gulley, who's in middle school, lives with his father and step-mother; his paternal grandmother dominates the family's life. In secret, he's recently been in touch with his mother, Kailey, a pool hustler, who wants to win big and take Gulley to Canada. With the help of Teddy Quinette, who runs Quinn's Pool Hall, Kailey may get her shot at big money. Can she win the match, keep her son's confidence, and, using fake documents she gets from Markus, a friend of hers, make it to Canada to start a new life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes Your Last Shot is Your First Break

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Famke Janssen did all of her own pool shots. See more »

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In the scene where Kailey and Gulley first meet in the park, the same two women pass in the same direction three times within 30 seconds on the walking path in the background. See more »

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pool on the hill
8 September 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I will say that Chris Eigeman's "Turn the River" constitutes a worthy character study, but I did find it a little slow. Famke Janssen plays Kailey Sullivan, a woman with some problems in life. However, she does have one noble aim: rescuing her son (Jaymie Dornan) from his abusive father. From here, much of the movie centers on Kailey's playing pool and how it works into her plan.

Like I said, this movie works best as a character study, as I found it a little slow. One thing that I wondered while watching it is how they film people playing pool. You can't tell where the balls will go when people hit them, so do the people behind the camera just film the scene over and over again until the balls go the right way? Anyway, OK seeing maybe once. Also starring Rip Torn.


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