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When Molly enters Dean's poker room for the first time, a writing on the wall says "Quo Vadimus", which is the title of Sports Night's last episode. Both Molly's Game and Sports Night were written by Aaron Sorkin. See more »
In the opening voiceover, Molly states she is from Loveland, CO, two hours north of Denver. Loveland is about 45 minutes north. Two hours would get you to Cheyenne, WY. See more »
There is a lot to like about 'Molly's Game' and the film gets a lot more right than it does wrong. I always enjoy films based on a true story, especially when they are as unique and interesting as this one. It's also always refreshing to see a biographical film without knowing anything about the story beforehand. I for one had never heard of Molly Bloom or her story, so it really made for fascinating viewing.
The film runs very smoothly and despite the rather long running length, it never goes through any lulls and always feels fast-paced and on the move. 'Molly's Game' is not only an entertaining film but it's also informative and educational. The story is approached well, digging beyond the surface and ensuring no detail is missed from the story. 'Molly's Game' is a strong biographical drama that does a very good job overall at telling a fascinating story.
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