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

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$28,780,744, 8 March 2018
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Trivia

Since this was his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin often called his friend David Fincher for shooting tips. They'd previously collaborated on The Social Network (2010). He also found one Kevin Costner supportive during the shoot. See more »

Goofs

When Player X suggests raising the buy-in from $100K to $500K, Molly remarks that that would be a 500% increase. It's 500% as much money, but only a 400% increase. See more »

Quotes

Molly Bloom: You know what makes you feel okay about losing? Winning.
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Featured in Molly's Game: Building an Empire (2018) See more »

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Say Hello 2 Heaven
Written by Chris Cornell
Performed by Temple of the Dog
Published by You Make Me Sick I Make Music
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Chastain is a knockout
13 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Molly's Game works as well as it does due to the sheer vitality of Jessica Chastain's performance. As an actor, she isn't the most overt emoter, and she doesn't need to be. She manages to draw an incredible amount of empathy out of her characters, always in control but willing to let the cracks in the armor show. She is one of the most remarkably restrained, yet emotionally potent, actors in Hollywood. She excels at taking these strong, resolute women through hell and back, coming out stronger and more complex while being very aware of the gender dynamics of her characters. Molly Bloom is by necessity steely and crafty, but she is also a human being in a world that oftentimes has no regard for humanity. As Bloom, Chastain is a scorching force of nature with a hell of a wardrobe. It's easy to praise her more dramatic moments later in the film, but watch her every move during her initial rise to power. You want to root for Molly as she begins to learn, as she faces disrespect from her boss, as she gains more and more confidence.

Chastain and Elba give fiery performances that help the film retain some of its shine as it moves toward its conclusion. Shoutout to Camp, d'Arcy James, and Cera for their small but solid roles. The film overall is a bit too long and does inspire some fatigue, but the story is engaging enough and Chastain is an absolute star. There's nothing particularly remarkable about the way the film is constructed, but it manages to keep you reasonably entertained.


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