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Le grand jeu (2017)

Molly's Game (original title)
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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.

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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 STX Entertainment

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Deal with her.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

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3 January 2018 (France)  »

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$24,441,842, 22 January 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The fictional law firm in this film is called Gage Whitney. The same name as the law firm Rob Lowe's character Sam Seaborn worked for in Sorkin's The West Wing. See more »

Goofs

In one of the games, the initial bet is $300,000 and the second bettor raises the bet by $200,000. In any poker game that is is not allowed. A re-raise of a bet must be at least by the minimum of the original bet. In other words, the re-raise would have have to be for at least an additional $300,000. See more »

Quotes

Molly Bloom: [the phone rings] Hello?
Player X: You are so fucked!
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Say Hello 2 Heaven
Written by Chris Cornell
Performed by Temple of the Dog
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Clinically sharp
14 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

The focus is clear and yet cold and distant unless Idris Elba is on the frame. He is a human with his complexities but without barriers. He is open, accessible. Jessica Chastain is a technical marvel to be admired but it is hard, very hard to warm up to her. I felt I needed to see in her what Idris Elba saw and I could do it with my head but not my heart. In any case, it is a brilliant performance. Aaron Sorkin writes and directs this time with remarkable self confidence. The film, like the script is clinically sharp, surgical actually. I bet it's also a great read. For Aaron Sorkin's fans and I count myself as one, this is a must.


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