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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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Javon Johnson ...
1st 'John'
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Bee (as Sophia Bairley)
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Duval
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Earl
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Lucas Ellman ...
Clyde Junior
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Clyde Senior
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Daniel
Kirsten Mose ...
Young Agnes
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A dramatization of Lori Petty's teenage years spent in small town Iowa.

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Lust, drugs and violence... no place for a kid. See more »

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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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The interior and exterior of the poker house were two separate locations. See more »

Goofs

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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[first lines]
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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A Near Perfect Movie
21 October 2009 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

A person's life is made up of many stories, and this is just one story from Lori Petty's life, but it's told with all the style of John Steinbeck. Speaking of style, something which is lacking in so many films today, even great ones, THE POKER HOUSE is done with an amazing amount of it, and the only thing you get more of than style in this movie is the incredible performances and characterizations of Jennifer Lawrence, Sophia Bairley, Chloe Moretz, and Selma Blair, an excellent supporting cast, and a to-die-for script. The final scene of this movie is not an ending, it's a beginning, and it's so powerful I jumped to my feet while watching it. Lori Petty has an incredible grasp of the art of visual storytelling. I can't wait to see what she does next.


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