During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Double crosses, adultery, murder, mistaken identity, and revenge ensue when a mysterious power player and his sultry wife hire a disgraced Los Angeles property broker to discreetly market and sell their Malibu villa.
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
Idris Elba's character works for the fictional law firm of Gage Whitney. Gage Whitney (sometimes referred to as Gage Whitney Pace) appears multiple times in the works of writer/director Aaron Sorkin, most notably as the law firm where Sam Seyborn was working at before joining the Bartlet Presidential campaign on "The West Wing." The firm is also mentioned in "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and "The Newsroom," the two television series created by Sorkin after he left "The West Wing." See more »
When Player X suggests raising the buy-in from $100K to $500K, Molly remarks that that would be a 500% increase. While that is 500% as much money, it's only a 400% increase. See more »
Molly's Game- What starts out as a dry story about what appears to be a rather unlikable braggart turns out to be something more by the end of the film. I love money and I like poker but piecing it all together with repetitive narration frankly would have lost me as a viewer had it not been for Jessica Chastain. She eats up the screen and, not to go all "Wolf of Wall Street," but jargon and supposition goes down so much better looking at an amazing woman with spectacular cleavage. The final act and character arc really saves the movie. There are signs that things have been whitewashed and that Molly may not have been the noble soul that hits the screen yet it an intriguing tale and worth the watch.
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