Who's In It?
Ben Mendelsohn, Sienna Miller and Ryan Reynolds
What's It About?
Gerry is addicted to gambling and heavily in debt, until he meets his "lucky charm" Curtis, an enigma wrapped in a riddle, who always seems to win. When Curtis mentions a super poker pot up for grabs down south, they decide to drive to Mississippi from Ohio, gambling in any game and at every opportunity they get.
The gambling scenes in the film are off for some reason, they're so far-fetched at times that it just kills all tense atmosphere. It starts in the first 10 minutes when playing poker Gerry starts asking the table about the weather; now I'm not sure, but I've never seen that happen in any poker game - professional or just casually in a bar. Had this tactic been revealed as a ploy of his to throw opposing players off we'd get it but it never is. Nothing ever is.