During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensue when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly market and sell their Malibu villa.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
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
According to writer/director Aaron Sorkin, the actors would engage in actual poker games in between takes with the professional players who appeared as extras in the card game scenes. As a result, the extras, who are usually paid 90 dollars for a 12-hour work day, would often end up being the highest-paid people on the set. See more »
When Molly is skiing she is shown using bindings with 120 printed on them. She later claims to use a DIN setting of 15 while a 120 binding would only go up to 12. See more »
Sorkin has a lot to learn about directing, but once again brilliantly shows his writing prowess
I saw this film at TIFF in Sept, and it is extremely entertaining. While Aaron Sorkin, in his directorial debut shows he still has a lot to learn about directing, his story (to no surprise) is full of life, wit, and snappy dialogue. He will undoubtedly be nominated for another Oscar this year.
Please click the link to watch my video review, and I hope you enjoy.
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