2018 (UK), Drama/Crime, 2h 20m
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera, Kevin Costner, Jeremy Strong & Chris O’Dowd
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.
Molly’s Game isn’t the deepest movie you’ll ever see, but it’s both finely-tuned and big-hearted.
The performances are outstanding, and it is crazy that this movie was completely snubbed at the Oscars, I’m sure everybody who saw Idris Elba’s monologue thought he’d be a contender for supporting actor!
It’s a very intriguing look into a secret world, made even more fascinating by the fact that the real Molly Bloom was on set to make sure the film was as accurate as possible.