Aaron Sorkin is, arguably, the best screenwriter ever. His ability to make his characters witty and sarcastic while still conveying their message intelligently is truly a gift. He is well-known for the walk and talk where his characters espouse massive amounts of information while moving around the scene. His latest venture is Molly’s Game, with the distinction that he also directed this one. Sorkin has the gift of gab and here he gives it to Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) who runs an underground poker game with some of the biggest names in the country. Things take a turn for Molly when all of her assets are seized and she is arrested and put on trial for her crimes, for most of which she asserts her innocence. Thanks to Sorkin’s wit this film goes from legal drama to sharp-tongued thriller.
It may feel a little long at times, but it’s all worth it in the end.
Not Sorkin’s best script, but a fantastic directorial debut and deserving of a respectable…
4 out of 5