I saw Molly’s Game earlier this week with my parents. It was written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, whose dialogue I love, so I was excited to see it.
Jessica Chastain plays Molly, a former competitive skier who gets involved with running poker games in Hollywood. She eventually gets in over her head and starts taking a cut, which is illegal. Her assets are seized and later she is arrested for presumed mob involvement.
The movie is told through various flashbacks and the voiceovers are snappy and interesting. The editing could have used some work because the run time was a little too long. Some of the scenes with Kevin Costner as her father were a little too sappy as well. Overall, however, the movie was entertaining and Chastain gave a great performance.