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The Poker House (2008)

 -  Drama  -  2008 (USA)
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A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa.

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Earl
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Kirsten Mose ...
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A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa.

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Rated R for language, and disturbing content involving a minor including rape, sexual content and drug/alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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Jennifer Lawrence was sixteen when she acted in this movie. See more »

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The 45 record would not play properly without the adapter in the center hole. The record would slide around the turntable once the needle was placed on it and the music would become distorted and the speed of the music would vary - it would continue to speed up and slow down during the entire record. See more »

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1st 'John': [seeing her come in] Ah...
Agnes: [narrating] I race the sun home in the morning, and the moon up at night. There's just today, and then there's tonight. Anything can happen, then anything does. You get through it.
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Features Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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I Got Your Memory
Music and Lyrics by Greg O'Connor and Michael Lloyd
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Authenticity: A+
31 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was there...really. The characters, the set dressings, costumes, dialogue, all felt authentic. One slight criticism, mom was less than real when she entered as as a junked out, jonesed out, Farah Faucett tressed, racoon-eyed wanna-be. She just didn't make the high-anxiety list for evil stage mothers. Other than that, there was something not covered in previous reviews--a great deal of love went into this production and it shows. Far more than the street scenes, the "degradation," a raucous voice in the wilderness presides above all. This is a very fine film. Like it said, I was there. Thanks for the ride.


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