Entertainment, Film, Reviews

Molly’s Game (2017) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐

A strong true story with a clear sign of feminism.

Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) after suffering an accident at the Olympic skiing champion, the young woman took a new career path.

This led her to find her way into a stack-heeled, into running the most infamous high-stakes poker game in Hollywood.

From director Aaron Sorkin, this film staring Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Jon Bass, Michael Cera, Chris O’Dowd, this film includes Russian mobsters, FBI bust-ins, poker matches and millions and millions of pounds of money.

This film has a strong element of feminism as Molly Bloom fights the sexism in the ‘rich boys’ club.

Director Aaron Sorkin took the detailed true story, going behind the prologue of the true story and has enhanced the storyline.

True drama in every scene, a clear narrative and the director applies a frequently used distinctive style to this film, but still able to put his own signature to the film behind the camera.

Along with the intensity of the storyline, the film explores the relationship between Molly Bloom and the other characters, practically with her father played by Kevin Costner.

The actors and actresses are well – known through their previous films and now they are able to consume the roles of some in-depth characters.

Along with the main cast, there is a good supporting cast, including Bill Camp, his character who is a convincing wipe-out character, Harlan Eustice, enough to hold its own in the film.

Then there is he unnamed character, known as player X (Michael Cera) is Molly’s Bloom’s most notorious client, controlling, show-offy antics add a new evil twist to Molly’s Bloom’s story.

My overall opinion on this film is it is not my favorite film and I would not watch it again. However it does have its strong elements.

The back story of Molly Bloom’s life is strong and it’s even more shocking, knowing that the film is based on a real-life story. Scenes do capture the audience’s attention.

Molly’s Game is a twist on the usual style of this genre of films and it demonstrates how someone can get wrapped-up in a poker game, an addict’s paradise, turning into a world of loss in an instant.

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