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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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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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5 January 2018 (USA)  »

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$28,780,744, 8 March 2018
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Trivia

All of the extras in the card games are professional poker players. First-time director Aaron Sorkin wanted realism, right down to the way players handled cards during games. See more »

Goofs

The house can't decide to take a rake (cut of the pot) in the middle of a poker hand. The players would revolt. A rake must be established with some advance notice. It's usually in force before any play begins. See more »

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Molly Bloom: This is a true story, but except for my own, I've changed all the names and I've done my best to obscure identities for reasons that'll become clear.
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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.136 (2018) See more »

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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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