A gifted young poker player works to beat his personal demons and win the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. In the process, he connects with a struggling musician and his obstinate father, who is himself a two-time World Series of Poker champion.
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- Curtis Hanson
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this isn't a typical bright and bubbly Drew Barrymore romantic comedy. While there's not much sex or violence, there's plenty of antisocial behavior and compulsive gambling. One character runs a telephone scam, while others live in bathrooms to win bets. The main character steals his girlfriend's money and gambles away someone else's. He also encourages his girlfriend to lie and cheat for him. Goons looking to collect on his debts throw him into an empty pool, where he scrapes up his face. Some swearing and drinking.
- Sexual Content
- Billie hikes up her skirt to ride on a bike. Billie and Huck kiss; later it's implied that they've had sex. They lie in bed together naked, covered by a sheet.
- Goons threaten Huck and throw him into an empty swimming pool.
- Some salty language, including "s--t."
- Social Behavior
- Lots of gambling, stealing, and lying, though Billie insists on being honest. One character runs a 1-900 scam.
- Las Vegas is practically a main character. The Bellagio and Luxor casinos get a lot of attention. Canon cameras are also featured.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Lots of people casually drink beer, but none to excess.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it