Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba. Director Aaron Sorkin.
It is time for some real girl power, great writing and a fantastic directorial debut, with accomplished screenwriter Aaron Sorkin delivering the goods on every level in this amazing real-life tale. Molly’s Game tells the story of Molly Bloom, a promising Olympic skier turned queen of the underground poker scene in America. She counted business tycoons, Hollywood moguls and sports stars among her clients until an FBI raid brought it all crashing down. The movie is squarely about how a woman can take it to the boys in the criminal underworld. Sorkin relies on character and good old-fashioned plot and structure to the tell the story and the approach shines through.