Irish Film Institute -MOLLY’S GAME



140 mins, USA, 2017, Digital

This film was released 5th January 2018, and is no longer screening.

This film is F-Rated. Find out more here.

There will be Open Captioned (OC) screenings at 14.30 on Thursday 4th and 20.30 on Tuesday 9th.

Jessica Chastain gives a superlative performance as Molly Bloom, proprietor of Hollywood’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being shut down by the FBI.

The directorial début of Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game has all of the verbal gymnastics and rapid-fire monologues we expect from his writing; similar levels of visual dynamism are brought to the breathlessly paced narrative. Molly’s interactions with her lawyer Charlie (Idris Elba) act as a framing device for a series of flashbacks detailing the circuitous route she took from promising Olympic skier, under the tutelage of her father (Kevin Costner), to becoming the self-made ‘Princess of Poker’.

Notes by David O’Mahony


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