Molly's Game

Molly's Game

Le Jeu De Molly

DVD - 2018
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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"--From
Publisher: [Toronto] :, Entertainment One Films Canada,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ♭2018
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (140 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda
Alternative Title: Jeu de Molly [DVD]


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DanniOcean Apr 23, 2018

Incomprehensible dialogue unless you are very familiar with poker lingo

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Sep 20, 2018

I loved this movie! I found it very different and fresh. It was pretty fast moving (particularly the dialogue) so I had to pause and think it through or rewind to hear it again in places, but well worth it. Based on true story and one of those wonderful that links back many incidents and resolves them with insight at the end.

Sep 13, 2018

I enjoyed this movie. Interesting plot based on actual events..and I always like a surprise ending.

Sep 10, 2018

I don't know much of the terminology of poker game; thus I find it difficult to follow sometimes.

Sep 05, 2018

Well done as a movie - although I'm told the movie does not do the book justice in terms of telling the whole story.

Aug 17, 2018

Well acted and Jessica looks great in the movie.

Aug 03, 2018

Great movie to add to the poker movie genre. Honestly best movie on the theme since Rounders. Molly Bloom is not played for sympathy and wow Kevin Costner should have won best supporting actor for his performance. Gives you the feel for life in the fast lane and the tragedy of wannabes trying to walk the walk.

Jul 25, 2018

In response to a comment below, Molly's Game is hardly an action movie. Also, comparisons between books and movies seldom favour the latter. Molly's Game is supposedly "based on a true story" however more likely "it's true, it's based on a story." Loads of Chastain cleavage for those that care and an Idris Elba coached out of his English accent. Landslides of dialogue and a cameo for Canadian Graham Greene as the judge. Hardly a classic.

Jul 22, 2018

Marvelous. Fantastic. Wonderful. Action movie with intrigue and drama. Wonderful blend of movie making. Don't miss this one. Jessica Chastain is probably one of the most underrated actors out there. Should be an Oscar winner someday.

Jul 16, 2018

This was a good movie. Interesting and well acted. Highly recommend.

Jul 06, 2018

2 stars if you read the book first. In the book, the protagonist is Molly Bloom. In the movie, the star is the lawyer. If you've read the book, you're thinking "What lawyer?" Exactly! What lawyer was in the book worth remembering? In the book there are 4 sections, (i) her youth and family, (ii) her demanding boss and the on the job training, (iii) the players and the card games and (iv) lastly her downfall. The last part was the shortest and least in depth part in the book, but it is almost the entire movie. Idris Elba shines in the movie as the lawyer and maybe that's why you should see it, but I can't recall the lawyer in the book.

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May 03, 2018

I Googled every word I heard that I didn't know. Flop, river, fourth street, tilt, cooler, boat, nuts,
They didn't burn witches, it's a myth. They hanged them. Or drowned them or crushed them with heavy rocks.
If I took a rake, this game would no longer be legal.
-And if you can't cover, this game will no longer exist.
I married young and I married dull. If I'd been born in Greenwich instead of Flushing?
In Mike Davidov's phone intercepts alone, just Davidov, your name comes up 19 times. "We need Molly," "Get Molly," "Bring Molly" It strongly suggests you're important to his business so it's hard for me to believe that
someone with your savvy and obvious intellect--
Where are your friends? Where is the one guy saying, "Hey, you know, Molly, I know you're doing everything to save my life, what can I do for you? Let me buy you a sandwich. Where are they, Molly?

May 03, 2018

A survey was taken a few years ago that asked 300 professionals one question, "What's the worst thing that can happen in sports?" Some people answered losing a game 7, and other people said getting swept in the 4. Some people said it was missing the world cup, and some Brazilians said it was losing to Argentina. Not just in the world cup. Anytime, ever in any contest. But one person answered that the worst thing that can happen in sports is 4th place at the Olympics.

This courthouse is located within spitting distance of Wall Street. I know this from my personal experience trying to spit at it. The men and women who work there will commit more serious crimes by lunchtime today than the defendant has committed in this indictment.
Careers will be ruined. Families. Wives, lives on both coasts--
-Hey, when a rich guy goes to jail he spreads his money around. His-his lawyer knows how to take care of that. He spreads his money around. You don't have any!

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