Molly Bloom And Aaron Sorkin On The Real Story. - NPR.
Molly’s Game is a behind the scenes look at Molly’s game, the life she created, the life she lost, and what she learned in the process. APPLE BOOKS REVIEW Molly Bloom is anything but average, having journeyed from cocktail waitress to Olympic-level skier to denizen of the high-stakes, highly illegal world of underground poker.
In Molly's Game, she takes you through her adventures running an exclusive private poker game catering to Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, athletes, billionaires, politicians and financial titans. With rich detail, Molly describes a world of glamour, privilege and secrecy in which she made millions, lived the high life and fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian.
With Molly’s Game, his directorial debut, Aaron Sorkin takes his fast-talking sensibility to the big screen, vividly depicting the rise and fall of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), an ex-skier.
It’s based on Molly’s book Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker. It’s a slickly told and mildly entertaining fluff story with more tiresome voiceovers than any other film I ever saw. As a teenager Molly Bloom was an Olympic hopeful for the American ski team but an accident forced her.
Molly Bloom is an inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of Molly’s Game.She is best known for her memoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin.Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world.
Molly Bloom (book), Aaron Sorkin (screenplay). Molly has a story to tell and Molly’s Game does well to show the true essence of a memoir, avoiding being perceived as a feel-good crime drama. Is Molly’s Game an enjoyable experience? The drama is a captivating viewing. The movie brings the memoir to life with a series of narrations and microscopic details into Molly’s privileged poker.
The true story of Molly Bloom, an 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, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie.