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Year : 2017 Director : Aaron Sorkin Running Time : 130 min Genre : ,
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The screenwriter Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with “Molly’s Game,” and it’s a promising one at that. Swift, stylish, tough-minded and sharp-tongued, this engaging fact-based drama, about a young woman who at one point ran the richest poker game in the world, is worth recommending if only to see its star, Jessica Chastain, at the top of her nerviest, most icily self-controlled game.

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Chastain plays Molly Bloom, who despite her fictional-sounding name was a real-life woman who was a highly ranked competitive skier before she moved to Los Angeles in the early 2000s. There, she came under the tutelage of an ambitious real estate investor and impresario who organized weekly poker games for the likes of Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio, among other high rollers. Watchful, dispassionate and preternaturally immune to the flirtations of the wealthy men in her orbit, Molly learned the ropes, struck out on her own and, inevitably, flew too close to the sun, eventually running afoul of the Russian mob and the U.S. government.

Adapted by Sorkin from Bloom’s memoir with the screenwriter’s signature percussive eclat, “Molly’s Game” provides a crisp, rapid-fire tutorial, not just in the psychosocial dynamics of the elite gambling world, but in Molly’s own demons and almost pathological drive, which we learn right away have their roots in a difficult relationship with her demanding father, played with crusty reserve by Kevin Costner. As a protagonist, Molly’s an almost irresistible archetype: bright, competitive, charismatic and deeply wounded. It’s the kind of character Chastain has played before, in such films as “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Miss Sloane” Here, Chastain adds dashes of vulnerability and compassion that turn an otherwise downbeat, even pitiless story into something, if not inspiring, at least slightly more meaningful than a dramatic fall from grace.

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