Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game

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The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade, before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons.

Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defence lawyer Charlie Jaffey (Idris Elba), who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

In Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut, Chastain roars through the performance with a force of take-no-prisoners attitude that keeps one rapt throughout. Elba is the most pivotal of the numerous male figures that pop up, including Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Jon Bass, Michael Kostroff and a truly hilarious Chris O’Dowd.

BAFTAs: 1: Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).
Oscars: 1: Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).
Golden Globes: 2: Actress (Jessica Chastain); Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).