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Molly's Game - Film Review

Molly's Game

Almost every one of us love to play games of some sort or another, be it board games, cards or video games. Everyone has their own preference for various reasons which can include the level of skill or time it takes to master a game, the amount of fun or reward a game can offer and so forth. Among the most played and most interesting games are casino games, which can include slots, roulette, blackjack, poker and many others. Casino games can be played for fun, just to pass the time, or for real money at It all depends on what you are after and how and where you choose to play them. An online casino is often the best place to start, especially if you want to win games for money. This is also a great place to start playing poker, which happens to be one of the most popular real money gambling games going at the moment. Poker is also often the subject of movies and TV shows, because it offers plenty of drama and excitement as players go head to head to win pots of money. Molly’s Game is a great example of a recent movie based on real life poker events, and reviews of the movie have been very favourable.

Molly’s Game Movie Plot

Jessica Chastain acts as the role for Molly, who is the main character and a real life person on which the movie Molly’s Game is based. Molly was originally an Olympic skiing hopeful but ended up experiencing a training accident right before the 2002 Winter Olympics. This is where the movies starts off before unfolding the captivating story of high stakes celebrity poker. Molly decides to have a free year away from studying to be a lawyer and decides to take a job as a waitress at a trendy night bar club instead. This is where Molly meets Dean, a real estate professional, who gives her a shot as his office manager. Molly accepts but soon ends up helping him managing his underground poker ring. However, Dean’s poker establishment is no regular backroom affair as he brings in serious celebrities including movie stars, bankers, sports stars and other wealthy and big shot individuals.

Molly is far from being a poker player, however she makes her cash from player tips. As these poker games have a minimum buy-in of $250k or more, Molly’s cash in tips were huge as she knew how to keep the whales satisfied. However, there's a player by the name of ‘Player X’ who Molly seeks to impress. This player could attract even bigger investors or fish to the poker game.

After Dean learns that Molly makes more cash in tips than he expected, he makes the decision to let her go. Unfortunately for Dean it’s a bit too late as Molly organizes and runs a bigger and better celebrity poker gaming den on both coasts.

How Good is Molly’s Game?

Molly’s Game is great at showing the audience a world that they perhaps never imagined was actually possible. While not specifically naming names, it nevertheless hints at certain celebrities played in the movie. The movie is based on the bestseller of the same name and, in the book it’s eluded to that the A-list celebrities like Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio are actually named by Molly Bloom in the book while others identities have been kept confidential.

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