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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.

Director:

Aaron Sorkin

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (written for the screen by), Molly Bloom (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Chastain ... Molly Bloom
Idris Elba ... Charlie Jaffey
Kevin Costner ... Larry Bloom
Michael Cera ... Player X
Jeremy Strong ... Dean Keith
Chris O'Dowd ... Douglas Downey
J.C. MacKenzie ... Harrison Wellstone
Brian d'Arcy James ... Brad
Bill Camp ... Harlan Eustice
Graham Greene ... Judge Foxman
Justin Kirk ... Jay
Angela Gots ... B
Natalie Krill ... Winston
Stephanie Herfield ... Jesse
Madison McKinley ... Shelby
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Deal with her.

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

China | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apuesta maestra See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$28,780,744, 8 March 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to writer/director Aaron Sorkin, the actors would play poker between takes with the professional poker players who appeared as extras in the card game scenes. The extras, who are usually paid $90 for a 12-hour work day, were often the highest-paid people on the set. See more »

Goofs

Molly says that Harlan Eustice plays "tight" because he folds after the hole cards 64% of the time. This is NOT tight. A good player will fold about 80% before the Flop and a "tight" player will fold even more......as much as 85% of the time or higher. See more »

Quotes

Player X: You know, I don't like playing poker.
Molly Bloom: Why do you play?
Player X: I like destroying lives.
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Features Sausage Party (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Crystal Blue Persuasion
Written by Ed Gray (as Eddie Morley Gray), Tommy James and Mike Vale
Performed by Tommy James
Published by EMI Longitude Music
Courtesy of EMI Longitude Music on behalf of Aura Records, LLC
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Jessica Chastain nails her role
18 January 2018 | by TheTopDawgSee all my reviews

I don't think Molly Bloom could have been cast any better than with Jessica Chastain... she nailed her role. Oddly enough, she looks similar to the actual Molly Bloom.

Great film, love the fact this is based on a true story, and what a great story it was. The rest of the cast were great and the directing was decent, although too much back and forth between many timelines.

8.5 rounded up to 9/10 from me for Chastain's excellent performance.


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