Molly's Game (2017)
Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
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Please don't spend money on this.
Good movie but grossly overrated
This story has more twists and turns than a second-rate soap opera.
Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
The reason for the 7 is strictly due to Jessica Chastain; she elevates everything she's in. The book by Mollie Bloom had terrible writing, it told a bit of a different story about the real life identity of Player X and in general it felt as though she left many, many details out. If accurate the movie addresses more of what happened to her and is a bit long..
What a movie, must watch... we paused it when food came so we dont miss one second while eating. It is that good.
I had high hopes for this flick cause I'd heard a lot about the book and the plot. However, there wasn't too much focus on her setting up the games.. and even less on the players so they're unremarkable and you couldn't care less about them.Of course, since the movie is recent, we MUST have some misandric exchanges, right? Molly is having an argument with Matt Serra's character and he calls her on her BS.. and she does what most women do these days: tell the guy what to do. So he leaves and basically dismantles her game. She get depressed blames the misogynistic man.. oh poor girl. Later on, when she's meeting 2 blokes at the 4 seasons, she needs to make some condescending remarks.. of course, had it been reversed, the harpies would flip if a man were to be making misogynstic comments.. oh well..Let's not forget the annoying narration. Oh boy, it hindered the pace and it was unnecessary. And last but no least.. Jessica Chastain's cleavage. I think there were only a couple of scenes where she wasn't showing the twins. Guess they should've received top billing for such screen time.
A drawback to this movie:it kind of drags with the dialogue and some of the scenes. Other than that, this is a good movie based on the book written by Molly Bloom about her gambling establishments after her skiing career is ended by a horrendous accident. It also talks about growing up with her strict father. I loved the gambling scenes and Chastain's performance as Molly. The scenes between her and the lawyer were first rate, and you also got to learn about some of the people who participated in her games. This was a good movie from start to finish with excellent performances.** 1/2 out of ****