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Mississippi Grind (2015)

R | | Drama | 13 August 2015 (USA)
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Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gerry
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Anthony Howard ...
Larry
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Curtis
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Clifford
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Riverboat Waitress
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'Bloody Mary' Kate
Jason Shaffette ...
Chuck Poker Dealer
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Dale
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Denise
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Home Buying Wife
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Home Buying Husband
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Big Winner
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Skinny Thug
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Sam
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Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, GERRY teams up with a younger charismatic poker player named CURTIS in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what has been lost. Written by Electric City

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We can't lose.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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13 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Febre do Mississípi  »

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$12,434 (USA) (25 September 2015)

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$129,747 (USA) (23 October 2015)
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Trivia

Jake Gyllenhaal was originally cast in the lead role but he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Ryan Reynolds replaced him. See more »

Goofs

During the Fairgrounds Racetrack scene prior to the start of the horse race, the track announcer says "The trotters are now in the hand of the starter, it's post time." This would be appropriate prior to the start of a trotting harness race, not a thoroughbred turf race which is depicted as happening live on the track. See more »

Quotes

Donna: I'm sorry Gerry.
[after the dealer dealt a queen on the river, giving her a better full house than Gerry, winning all Gerry's money]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, when the soundtrack information is rolling, the first 4 tells of Joe Navarro's 200 poker tells are played. See more »


Soundtracks

Hoot Your Belly
Written and Performed by Jimmy Lee Williams
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
Administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.
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Great road movie that develops great characters with a great bond
16 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again the IMDb user rating fails to reflect the true quality of a movie and I have to side with the critics. So be it because I was surprised how much I liked Mississippi grind. The acting from the two leads was exceptional, particularly Ben Mendelsohn. The writing is very natural and realistic as well. As usual, I would normally side with users, but every once in a while (such as with the guest) the critics know what they're doing and quite frankly the users couldn't be any more wrong, with a rating of 6.4/10 I would call this film criminally underrated, just so you know I don't say that often.

To steer haters away I will tell you this movie can be quite depressing at times, it's writing and acting is so raw that the emotion and situations really get to you. I don't know about you but any weird feelings this film gave me were on a positive note (quality wise anyways). I love different movies, on first glance I was thinking this was just another gambling movie, you know what I was wrong. This film does things not many other films have done, such as the feelings it gave to me.

I love and I mean LOVE different movies, and this film is quite different, full of lots of bits that are left un said and yet if the viewer is immersed properly they will feel it and it works and it really worked for me. Yes the characters in the movie have a gambling problem and it can be quite un comfortable to see what they do themselves and others but you know what not every movie is going to have happy go lucky optimistic heroes, so if you don't like movies with characters that aren't picture perfect steer clear.

I apologize for my rather vague review, I am coming right off of my initial viewing so keep that in mind but don't think of this as a review but more as a recommendation. I'm not saying this is the best movie ever but for those such as myself in search of something different I would highly recommend this film and I would put this up with some of the greatest gambling movies EVER. Initially I give this a 10/10 but as I said I'm fresh out of the viewing so I have to give this movie some time to absorb to give a more proper assessment, but no doubt Mississippi Grind is worth a viewing. Thanks for reading my recommendation and hopefully you'll enjoy this hidden gem.


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