MIS­SIS­SIPPI GRIND

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.30PM, FOX­TEL PRE­MIERE ★★★★

Aus­tralian star Ben Men­del­sohn is in su­perla­tive form here, play­ing Gerry, a down-and­out gam­bler look­ing high and low for a win that will never re­veal it­self. Join­ing forces with a card shark (Ryan Reynolds) who is quicker and slicker when­ever money is at stake, Gerry hits the open road to end his life­long los­ing streak. There is not a lot of story in play here, but the dam­ag­ing al­ter­ations Men­del­sohn adds through­out to an al­ready weather-beaten char­ac­ter more than com­pen­sate

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