Molly’s initial poker game is played in the backroom of a famous Hollywood club and attracts businessmen, athletes, and actors, including the unnamed Player X (Michael Cera). Player X is the moral opposite of Molly, as he sees people not as people, but as marks, as pawns for his own amusement. Cera, who has so often played awkward, insecure characters, conveys a devilish sense of entitlement.
Molly's Game operates in a lot of dim, warmly-lit rooms that one would expect poker games to take place in, giving the cinematography a casual glow as card players are observed and navigated by an enterprising, smartly-dressed woman. The film's visual language is fairly matter-of-fact, so Universal's transfer must grasp onto inherent elements in close-ups and the scenery to engage the sense.
Directed by Aaron Sorkin. With Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera. 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.Molly's Game is a conflicting story. The beginning is painfully slow, with Molly telling us all about the early years of her life and the constant competition between her and her brothers, but things pick up dramatically when Molly starts helping out at her boss's poker games. Unfortunately the pace picks up a little too rapidly and the ending is horrendously rushed: the epilogue is only five.Molly’s Game review: “Once all the chips have been counted, this is Chastain’s movie” Jessica Chastain is once again on the money as a high-stakes poker queen in Aaron Sorkin's enthralling.
Molly's Game has interesting content and a good cast who act well in it, but the story is thin and told in a way that is numbing. The re-telling narration almost never stops, so there isn't room to think about things. Michael Cera's character Player X is suppose to be the best player, but they show this by saying someone is laying down the nuts to him because he is talking, that doesn't make.Read More
Molly’s Game - Five Reasons You’ll Love It. The life of a Hollywood screenwriter normally comes with the acceptance that 99.99% of the punters who watch your work won’t be able to pick you out of a line-up, but Aaron Sorkin is one man who bucks that trend. He’s best known for creating beloved series The West Wing, but now also boasts a writing CV that includes Moneyball, Steve Jobs, A.Read More
In Molly’s Game, she takes you through her adventures running an exclusive private poker game catering to Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, athletes, billionaires, politicians and financial titans. With rich detail, Molly describes a world of glamour, privilege and secrecy in which she made millions, lived the high life and fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian.Read More
Molly's Game is a 2017 American biographical crime drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (in his directorial debut), based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Molly Bloom. It stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd, Joe Keery, Brian D'Arcy James, and Bill Camp. The film follows Bloom (Chastain), who becomes the target of an FBI.Read More
Molly Bloom (born April 21, 1978) is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and author of the 2014 memoir Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World. She had trained for years to become an Olympic skier, but was injured while trying to qualify for the Olympics.Read More
Molly's game became the game for those in the know - celebrities, business moguls and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exquisite restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men and was privy to the world's most delicious gossip - until it all came.Read More
Molly's Game is a 2017 crime drama biopic written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (in his directorial debut), based on the memoir Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker by Molly Bloom. It tells the true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), an ambitious woman whose life takes an unexpected turn.Read More
Molly's game became the game for those in the know-celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exquisite restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men, and was privy to the world's most delicious gossip, until it all came.Read More
This is the fifth feature-length book adaptation for Sorkin in a row (from Molly Bloom’s memoir, Molly’s Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes.Read More
Player X in Molly’s Game is quite clearly meant to represent Tobey Maguire, who Molly names in her book. The movie even nods at this association by stating Player X had once portrayed a superhero; Maguire famously played Spiderman in the mid-2000s trilogy. According to Molly’s book, Maguire was a terrible tipper, amazing player, and awful.Read More