Molly's Game
Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba


Overview -
When a serious injury ends her dreams of competing in the Olympics in skiing, Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) discovers a new calling: organizing high-stakes, underground poker games. She finds great success at first by catering to celebrity clients, but when her poker game is raided by the FBI for hosting members of the Russian mob, she turns to a charismatic lawyer (Idris Elba) to help keep her out of jail. Kevin Costner and Michael Cera co-star. Iconic screenwriter Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with this biopic, which is adapted from Bloom's memoir.

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Overview

When a serious injury ends her dreams of competing in the Olympics in skiing, Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) discovers a new calling: organizing high-stakes, underground poker games. She finds great success at first by catering to celebrity clients, but when her poker game is raided by the FBI for hosting members of the Russian mob, she turns to a charismatic lawyer (Idris Elba) to help keep her out of jail. Kevin Costner and Michael Cera co-star. Iconic screenwriter Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut with this biopic, which is adapted from Bloom's memoir.

Main Cast & Crew

Aaron Sorkin - Director
Jessica Chastain
Idris Elba
Kevin Costner
Michael Cera
Joe Keery
Chris O'Dowd
Rachel Skarsten
Jon Bass
Natalie Krill
Graham Greene

 
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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 141
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 191329010129
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (language, drug content and some violence)
  • Release Date: April 2018

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Reviews:
"It’s a pleasure listening to Chastain spit out Sorkin’s trademark torrents of implausibly wised-up verbiage, and fascinating to watch Elba put a more laid-back spin on the words." - 12/15/2017 A.V. Club


"[A] compelling film about fame, power and empathy." - 12/22/2017 USA Today


"In the electrifying MOLLY'S GAME, Jessica Chastain almost never raises her voice. She speaks with a calm and clarity that pulls you in, conveying intimacy and authority in the same breath." - 12/22/2017 Los Angeles Times


"Aaron Sorkin has reigned as one of the snappiest and most singular writing voices on screens big and small....[W]ho knew he’d be so assured behind the camera once he got there?" - 12/30/2017 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 4 -- "As expected, Chastain is sensational as Molly, biting into Sorkin's script in real time and in voiceover, where the poker diva explains it all for you." - 12/23/2017 Rolling Stone


"[Cera delivers] a wonderful, insinuatingly creepy performance..." - 12/24/2017 New York Times


3 stars out of 5 -- "Chastain is great as the determined, beleaguered Bloom and brings dramatic weight and nuance to a woman the tabloids reduced to a party-girl stereotype." - 12/22/2017 Empire


"[T]his engaging fact-based drama, about a young woman who at one point ran the richest poker game in the world, is worth recommending..." - 12/21/2017 Washington Post


"MOLLY'S GAME works as a slick and shiny glimpse of life in the fast lane, a sobering cautionary tale -- and a brilliant character study of a whip-smart, driven young woman..." - 12/26/2017 Chicago Sun-Times


"[T]he writing is first rate....Jessica Chastain is, quite simply, phenomenal." - 12/31/2017 The Guardian


"Sorkin both entertains and makes you lean in to absorb every detail of this wild tale, which boasts a stellar cast to help tell it." - 09/08/2017 Hollywood Reporter


"MOLLY'S GAME delivers one of the screen’s great female parts -- a dense, dynamic, compulsively entertaining affair, whose central role makes stunning use of Chastain’s stratospheric talent." - 09/08/2017 Variety


"If you’re fond of Sorkin’s script flourishes, his nesting-doll plot structure, and his love of long, mission-statement monologues, then MOLLY'S GAME is for you." - 01/06/2018 The Atlantic

 
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