Molly's GameDVD - 2018
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Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2018 Oscars
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I Googled every word I heard that I didn't know. Flop, river, fourth street, tilt, cooler, boat, nuts,
They didn't burn witches, it's a myth. They hanged them. Or drowned them or crushed them with heavy rocks.
If I took a rake, this game would no longer be legal.
-And if you can't cover, this game will no longer exist.
I married young and I married dull. If I'd been born in Greenwich instead of Flushing?
In Mike Davidov's phone intercepts alone, just Davidov, your name comes up 19 times. "We need Molly," "Get Molly," "Bring Molly" It strongly suggests you're important to his business so it's hard for me to believe that
someone with your savvy and obvious intellect--
Where are your friends? Where is the one guy saying, "Hey, you know, Molly, I know you're doing everything to save my life, what can I do for you? Let me buy you a sandwich. Where are they, Molly?
A survey was taken a few years ago that asked 300 professionals one question, "What's the worst thing that can happen in sports?" Some people answered losing a game 7, and other people said getting swept in the 4. Some people said it was missing the world cup, and some Brazilians said it was losing to Argentina. Not just in the world cup. Anytime, ever in any contest. But one person answered that the worst thing that can happen in sports is 4th place at the Olympics.
This courthouse is located within spitting distance of Wall Street. I know this from my personal experience trying to spit at it. The men and women who work there will commit more serious crimes by lunchtime today than the defendant has committed in this indictment.
Careers will be ruined. Families. Wives, lives on both coasts--
-Hey, when a rich guy goes to jail he spreads his money around. His-his lawyer knows how to take care of that. He spreads his money around. You don't have any!
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Molly Bloom is an aspiring Olympic gold medalist who, after a freak accident, chooses to take a break from training prior to going to law school. She takes two jobs, one of which leads to an opportunity she hadn't considered or prepared for. Molly's new boss runs a poker game, but not just ANY poker game. It's a game for the rich and famous, and it's her job to set it up, run it, and, of course, count the buy-ins.
One thing leads to another and Molly's boss turns out to be quite crooked. After being put in a bind, Molly decides to take the poker game into her own hands. She ups the ante (both literally and figuratively) and things are going well until Player X makes a dire mistake that Molly simply can't allow at her table.
One phone call is all it takes for Molly to be out of the game, and after two years, she's arrested for her connection to the Russian mob.
This movie will break your heart, make you laugh, and make you cry. Molly's character is witty, charming, and sarcastic - all my favorite qualities. The characters are well-developed, but I found the movie was a little slow in some spots. Four stars, and I will likely watch it again!
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