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Release Date: December 25th, 2017

DVD Release Date: April 10th, 2018

R|2 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who 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, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Kevin Costner, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd, Bill Camp, Brian d'Arcy James

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Genres: Biography, Drama

Production Co: Mark Gordon Company, Pascal Pictures

Distributors: STX Films, STX Films

Keywords: 2000s, Rise, Temptation, Rivalry, Fascinating, Hotel, Fall, Gripping

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  • Sorkin both entertains and makes you lean in to absorb every detail of this wild tale, which boasts a stellar cast to help tell it. show more

  • The scenes that Chastain and Elba share are enormously enjoyable. There’s a crackling, almost screwball quality to their rapid-fire banter. You rather wish they had more screen time together. But there’s a lot of backstory to explore and many fools to be parted from their money. show more

  • No one knew Mr. Sorkin was a good director, but he is, and his filmmaking chops come topped with intelligence and curiosity. That makes it all the more remarkable, and I don’t mean good remarkable, when the film takes a last-reel turn into slushy psycho-sappiness, enlisting someone we thought we’d seen the last of to explain what the story was really about. show more

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Awards

Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)