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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)  »

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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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Trivia

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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Hill Stomp
Written and Performed by Robert Belfour
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
Administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.
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a bit of a grind
26 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) and Curtis (Ryan Reynolds) are professional card players and degenerate gambling addicts. They begin a friendship over a card table and in a bar. Curtis is looking to visit Peru. Gerry has left behind his family. The two gamblers go on a meandering journey of addiction.

Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds are great actors. Mendelsohn is especially great in this one. The plot does need a device to drive it. Without it, this is just a series of scenes strung together, and there are some interesting scenes. I like Analeigh Tipton doing her magic tricks. I like Gerry stealing money from his ex-wife. The gambling doesn't hold much interest without a ticking money counter. Even with a win, these two will eventually lose again. That is the basic flaw. Even the ending is not the final ending. There is no real climax.


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