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345: 'Molly's Game' Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Michael Cera

The movie of the week is ‘Molly’s Game,’ based on the 2014 book by Molly Bloom. In Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Jessica Chastain plays Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who went from waiting tables after an unfortunate accident – to running the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game.

Joining us on the show is returning guest Paul Harris, an avid poker player who also happens to have interviewed Molly Bloom on his radio show.

As Paul helps us understand the movie’s validity, Tom analyzes Aaron Sorkin’s writing style. Kevin talks about Michael Cera’s career trajectory, and Joe tries to find a way to fit in another wrestling reference.

It’s Reel Spoilers 345. You’ve been warned.



Kevin Brackett
Film Critic / Theatre reviewer. Member of the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Co-Owner of Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Former National Vice President of the Technology Student Association, comprised of over 200,000 members worldwide.