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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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Earl
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Clyde Junior
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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's father, Gary Lawrence, appears in the movie (uncredited) as the basketball coach of the other team. See more »

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During the basketball game, Agnes' coach was allowed to call a timeout when her team was not in possession of the basketball. 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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First Train
Written by Michael Lloyd
Courtesy of Michael Music
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An intimate reminder of my childhood
27 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie from beginning until the end. Perhaps due to the evocative nature of the film and my own very early childhood. Like Adele, the lead character and narrator of the film, it fell upon me at way too young an age, after a parental separation, to pick up the pieces, both figuratively and literally. This film is so surprisingly different than anything else that Lori Petty has done in film that I was startled to find out that it was indeed the Lori Petty from Tank Girl who penned and directed this film. A tale of religion gone wrong and a mother who couldn't deal with the consequential aftermath, a tale of a girl old beyond her years, searching for a tender love that couldn't be bargained; I wish that you see this film and take from it the hope that it inspires, the longing that children have for a pure love and the understanding that you can't always get what you want or even what you need.


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