–“Success is the ability to move from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Molly’s Game follows the true story of former Olympic skiing athlete Molly Dublin Bloom. The Poker Princess (as she was later referred too), was arrested and charged with running an illegal high stakes Poker Game for Tech Tycoons, Celebrities, and Movie stars. And her possible involvement with the Russian Mafia.
THE GOOD- (The Rise and Fall of Molly Bloom)
From the first scene, Molly’s Game succeeds in capturing the viewer’s attention. Introducing mind-blowing events and intriguing characters such as Player X (who is just evil), while showing the struggle and experiences of the Poker Princess.
Jessica Chastain does a wonderful job of depicting Bloom’s determination and intelligence. Her business strategy and rules for maintaining order among the players were both impressive and smart. Her most admirable quality, however, remains her decision to not release any information on any of the players, despite being broke and facing a 12-year jail sentence (RESPECT).
But as intelligent and ingenious as Molly Bloom was, a few mistakes later led to 17 armed F.B.I agents on her front door.
My only complaint about Molly’s Game is that it fails to carry the average viewer along with the technical aspects of U.S. law and Poker. But asides from that, this film is solid and worth every moment of your time.
This crime drama though long and technical shows how we sometimes let our inner demons rule us. But after we’ve conquered them, the next question comes up. “What do I do now?”