Movie of the Month

This Month at the Movies

Hi, I’m Megan, Barbara’s daughter, and I’ll be giving you a little insight into a family friendly movie each month. I have two daughters, ages 15 and 8, so we get to watch a pretty wide range of films.

Movie of the Month

Molly's Game

Rated R


“The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, 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, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.”

This was a fun date night movie. I noticed that it was mostly couples in the room, so if you’re looking for something you both may like, I highly recommend this one! It was really interesting, right from the beginning, and this is coming from someone who knows nothing about poker. I can’t say I’m now an expert, but the storyline had so much more going on; there’s a father-daughter relationship, trying to find one’s calling in life, balancing being a woman in a position that’s traditionally male….plus trying to figure out who a certain star is that remains nameless….who have you heard of that’s a movie star who’s had a lot of time at the poker table?