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The Poker House (2008)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Agnes
... 1st 'John'
... Bee (as Sophia Bairley)
... Duval
... Cammie (as Chloe Grace Moretz)
... Sheila
... Earl
Robert Gerdisch ... Burl
Lucas Ellman ... Clyde Junior
Kymberly Mellen ... Sheila's Mom (as Kimberly Mellen)
... Clyde Senior
... Darla
... Sarah
Jayce Ryan ... Daniel
Kirsten Mose ... Young Agnes
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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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Mike Post composed the score as a favor to Lori Petty. See more »

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When Agnes walks into the building to play her basketball game, the camera and operator are visible in the glass doors through which she enters. See more »

Quotes

[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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You're The Man
Written by Michael Godfrey
Performed by Stockholm Syndrome
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Well, That Escalated Quickly.
18 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Okay, let me just start by saying; this is one of the best shot films i've seen in a long time. Let it be known that 80% of the cast were very young when this was shot, yet they perfectly recreated a "70's Cult Flick" theme. Very well done on that front. Plot line was very gritty and dark, but uplifting in a F**ked up sort of way. Supposedly a True Story. I gave it a seven because let it be known some of the acting is very cheesy but then that contributes to the "70's Cult Flick" theme mentioned earlier. We got a very basic character build up. It was essentially a day in the life. I personally would've liked to see more into the characters background. Smooth Start, Rough Middle, Nice Finish. Reminded me VERY MUCH of 8 Mile, Jennifer Lawrence playing Eminem's Character.


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