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Molly's Game (2017)

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The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

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Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier, ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Written by STX Entertainment

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Deal with her.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

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5 January 2018 (USA)  »

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$28,425,526, 20 February 2018
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Since this was his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin would often call his friend and director David Fincher for shooting tips. Both men had earlier collaborated on The Social Network (2010). He also found one of his stars, actor-director Kevin Costner, to be most supportive during the shoot. See more »

Goofs

In an early poker game we see Player X trying to talk another player at the table into folding his hand. Mollys narration at this point states that the player has 'the nuts', however the player does eventually fold. 'The nuts' is a term used to describe the best possible hand available at that time, that cannot possibly be beaten by any other hand. Therefore even an amateur would never fold the nuts as this player did. See more »

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John G: I'll have an appletini.
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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Ëlka (2017) See more »

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Crystal Blue Persuasion
Written by Ed Gray (as Eddie Morley Gray), Tommy James and Mike Vale
Performed by Tommy James
Published by EMI Longitude Music
Courtesy of EMI Longitude Music on behalf of Aura Records, LLC
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Clinically sharp
14 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

The focus is clear and yet cold and distant unless Idris Elba is on the frame. He is a human with his complexities but without barriers. He is open, accessible. Jessica Chastain is a technical marvel to be admired but it is hard, very hard to warm up to her. I felt I needed to see in her what Idris Elba saw and I could do it with my head but not my heart. In any case, it is a brilliant performance. Aaron Sorkin writes and directs this time with remarkable self confidence. The film, like the script is clinically sharp, surgical actually. I bet it's also a great read. For Aaron Sorkin's fans and I count myself as one, this is a must.


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