You really shouldn't base major financial decisions on whether the next person out of the bathroom *is* or *is not* wearing glasses, but that is a sign of desperation. Mendelsohn's Gerry is clearly desperate, but Reynolds's Curtis must have some issues too, to go along with all of this.
Here's the official synopsis:
In this lively, freewheeling road movie, Emmy Award nominee Ben Mendelsohn plays Gerry, a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begins to change when he meets Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall they can find, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over. Reminiscent of classic 1970s American Cinema, Mississippi Grind is an unforgettable journey featuring two characters who—flawed as they may be—are always worth rooting for. It's a film about friendship, addiction, regret, family, and the paths we sometimes unexpectedly find ourselves on—told with empathy, humor, and a remarkable light touch..."
"Mississippi Grind" -- which comes from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the team behind Ryan Gosling's "Half Nelson" -- co-stars Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Robin Weigert, Alfre Woodard, James Toback, and Teri Wyble. It's scheduled for release on September 25.
Watch the trailer.
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