Review Film Molly's Game
MOLLY'S GAME movie about gamling is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested by FBI agents.
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.
The famous actress Jessica Chastain is phenomenal in Aaron Sorkin's poker drama.
Aaron Sorkin can offer us a privileged vantage point from which to gaze into the closed world of the high-stakes poker games that Bloom runs. He can most certainly tell a story. But this is a story that is told primarily with words rather than pictures. This is film-making that is almost slavishly in service of the screenplay. It’s essentially a display cabinet for Sorkin’s dialogue. There is barely a shot or a cut that isn’t dictated by Molly’s silky narration. Cinema is, or should be, a visual medium. At times, it almost feels as though you could watch the film with your eyes closed and not miss out on much of its meaning.
When we speak about gambling, our modern minds are transported the shiny lights of the casino, the poker table and now to our online games as well. But in this movies you don't see real money casino, Molly will organize a poker game in a chic hotel.
Enjoy the wonderful play of actors and the real story of a hard woman.