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Mississippi Grind (2015)

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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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... Gerry
Yvonne Landry ... Louise
Anthony Howard ... Larry
... Curtis
... Clifford
... Riverboat Waitress
... 'Bloody Mary' Kate
Jason Shaffette ... Chuck Poker Dealer
... Dale
... Denise
... Home Buying Wife
... Home Buying Husband
... Big Winner
... Skinny Thug
... 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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,434, 27 September 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$129,747, 23 October 2015
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Cherry: A man alone is a half a man.
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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 »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Gymnopédie No. 1
Written by Erik Satie
Performed by Jack Fessenden
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Well made and accurate movie about a gambling addict
26 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

There's nothing worse than a movie that is out of touch with reality and the issues that it is supposed to be portraying, so I approached 'Mississippi Grind' with caution and was half-expecting an inaccurate and unrealistic depiction of a gambling addict.

I was pleasantly surprised - the movie was well written and acted, with two great performances from Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds as Gerry and Curtis. The movie places more emphasis on content and dialogue than anything else and is somewhat pedestrian, but still manages to be engaging.

I thought this was a solid and commendable attempt at portraying a gambling addiction. Certainly not a perfect movie but a well-made and accurate one, which is what I had hoped for.


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