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

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3 January 2018 (France)  »

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$21,931,887, 16 January 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

All of the extras in the card games are professional poker players because first-time director Aaron Sorkin was after gritty realism, right down to the way the cards were actually handled by players during the games. See more »

Goofs

The house or in this case Molly, just can't decide to take a rake (cut of the pot) in the middle of a poker hand, especially in a game of this size. The players would revolt. Really a rake must be established with some time notice. (Usually a rake is in force before any play begins.) See more »

Quotes

Charlie Jaffey: [repeatedly] Hey. Switch seats.
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Connections

Referenced in Vecherniy Urgant: Ëlka (2017) See more »

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Shakin
Written by Alexander McCabe
Performed by Alexander McCabe
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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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