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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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
Mississippi Grind is a very enjoyable film. Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) and Curtis (Ryan Reynolds, the spitting image of Ben Affleck--so much so you may watch this and think it WAS Ben playing the role), embark on a gambling road trip much like the characters in Sideways embark on a wine tasting tour. Although the result isn't as funny as Sideways, it's just as engaging in it's depiction of two lost souls male bonding with each other. They have their ups and downs and despite how the characters are depicted it remains ambiguous who is ultimately the wiser. Although fans of gambling movies will surely enjoy this character study, at the end of the day it's the acting that pulls this through and makes the two hours go by without a dull moment, even though action is scarce and human interaction is the main theme. I enjoyed it and recommend it.
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