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Molly's Game (2017)

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The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Molly Bloom
... Charlie Jaffey
... Larry Bloom
... Player X
... Dean Keith
... Douglas Downey
... Harrison Wellstone
... Brad
... Harlan Eustice
... Judge Foxman
... Jay
... B
... Winston
... Jesse
... Shelby
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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 STX Entertainment

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Deal with her.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

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5 January 2018 (USA)  »

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$28,780,744, 8 March 2018
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Trivia

Kevin Costner also played father to a daughter named Molly in Swing Vote (2008). See more »

Goofs

In one game, the initial bet is $300,000 and the second bettor raises the bet by $200,000. That wouldn't be allowed in any poker game. A re-raise must be at least as much the original bet. In this case, the minimum re-raise would have to be $300,000. See more »

Quotes

Molly Bloom: Because it's my name... and I'll never have another.
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References The View (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

C'est si bon
Music by Henri Betti
Lyrics by André Hornez
Orchestrated by Henri Rene
Performed by Eartha Kitt
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A movie without harmony
30 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Molly's Game feels like a movie without the center of gravity. It tries to carry itself on overanalysed, emotionally insignificant environmental details. Methodologically explained poker games are captivating the first few times, but get incredibly dull and underwhelming in the second half of the movie, feeling like redundant content. The protagonist is unable to pull the overexplained and "all over the place" narrative into one harmonious puzzle. When at the end Molly and her father discuss the memories of the past, the movie attempts to have a significant emotional culmination but ends with nothing more but a shallow and uninspired moral of the story - check the path before you follow it.

I would give this movie two stars, but there are some solid performances (especially from Idris Elba). Therefore my score is 4.


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