Molly’s Game (🎥)
Screener Season is finally upon us (has been for a few weeks now). Of all the notable movies, both released and forthcoming, I was most excited for Molly’s Game. This is for a number of reasons, which you can find numbered (in a very particular order) below.
- Aaron Sorkin making his directorial debut
- Jessica Chastain is in it.
- Idris Elba is in it
- It’s about gambling
- Michael Cera plays himself
Overall, I must say it didn’t quite meet my expectations, however, in saying that, in no way shape or from was this movie bad or even mediocre – it was excellent. It’s my own stupid fault for building my expectations to an unattainable level. Given Sorkin was in the big chair, I expected the movie to be heavy on the dialogue and ripe with those (now) famous short, sharp and stabby exchanges but the script didn’t have the punch as some of Sorkin’s earlier work did (ie Newsroom). The story is an absolute rollercoaster and the acting is 10/10 so definitely give it a watch and let me know your thoughts.
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