Molly's Game (Cinema Scope)


It took Aaron Sorkin 15 years to finally go from the writer’s desk to the director’s chair, and in some respects, Molly’s Game feels like the work of an experienced filmmaker. The story of Molly Bloom’s rise and fall as the organizer of the world’s most exclusive and star-studded poker game comes with all the classic Sorkin ingredients already in place: a realistic backdrop; a strong-willed protagonist who is alternately living and failing at the American Dream; and characters talking very fast à la Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network, the Sorkin-penned movie that Molly’s Game most overtly and transparently resembles.