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The Poker House (2008)

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

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Duval
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Sheila
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Earl
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Lucas Ellman ...
Clyde Junior
Kymberly Mellen ...
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Sarah
Jayce Ryan ...
Daniel
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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David Alan Grier only worked for two days as an actor in this film. 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
Written by Michael Lloyd and Greg O'Connor
Produced by Michael Lloyd (uncredited), Greg O'Connor (uncredited)
Courtesy of Michael Music, Curb Songs and Music by Greg
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There's just today, and then there's tonight
16 July 2013 | by (Venezuela) – See all my reviews

Story of a little girl, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who lived in "The Poker House", something like a house where they are, pimps, drugs, gambling, that sort of thing. A drama that reflects basically how it was to live there, with her sisters and mother.

I found a good story, besides that is told by the same person who lived it, which makes it much more real, and they are many emotions in this film, which could reflect only living something like that.

For this movie Jennifer Lawrence won an award for an outstanding performance. Thing with which I also agree, because she embody the character with enough personality and gave him a very real touch to it.

Agnes: "I race the sun home in the morning, and the moon up at night. Anything can happen, and anything does. There's just today, and then there's tonight. And tonight is wonderful"


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