Drama - This fast-talking, fact-based drama is a major showcase for star
with Idris Elba having a prominent supporting role; Kevin Costner and
Michael Cera only turn up briefly. Constant language, drug use, and
general adult subject matter make the film not for kids, who would
not be interested anyhow.
PROFANITY: 25 F-words; 10 S-words; 1 GD; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Some hard falls and fighting with blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, marijuana, pills, cocaine, frequent tobacco. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Comic lines and exchanges.
Based on the true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), a
Olympic-hopeful skier who was forced to abandon athletics after a devastating
injury. With law school on
hold, Molly takes a summer job that introduces her to a new endeavor requiring
similar discipline and
drive: running the world's most exclusive high-stakes underground poker game.
The deep pockets of
Hollywood royalty, sports stars and business titans give her a decade of glitzy,
glamourous success, but
Molly attracts the wrong kind of attention when she inadvertently engages
members of the Russian mob
at her table. Her streak comes to a grinding halt when she's arrested in the
middle of the night by 17 FBI
agents wielding automatic weapons. Facing criminal charges, her only ally is her
reluctant defense lawyer
(Idris Elba), who discovers that there's much more to Molly Bloom than the
salacious tabloid stories