Movie: Molly's Game
This was based on the true story of the FBI's targeting of a young woman who ran huge poker games, but I loved it despite my NEGATIVE interest in poker or gambling, which is a testament to Sorkin's writing as well as the amazing performances by Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. I'd have given them both acting nominations as well. Even though I didn't care about poker itself, it was refreshing seeing a movie centered on a woman's career that did not have a romantic plot at all. (Not that I don't love a good love story, but they don't need to be everywhere!) This was clever and just a ton of fun to watch, even if you already know the outlines of the case.
Availability: It's back in theaters!
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Yep! I love virtually every word Aaron Sorkin has ever written. I realize this is a character flaw on my part.
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