CHANGE YOUR GAME. CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
Brilliant Vegas poker player Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) is gearing up for the World Series of Poker, but his father (Robert Duvall), whom he hates, has also arrived in town and knows how to throw Huck off his game. It’s hard to think of any poker movies worth your time and director Curtis Hanson’s film is no exception. Connoisseurs of the game will appreciate the realistic approach (several real-life poker stars play themselves), but there’s no depth here whatsoever. The cast tries to ignite interest, but has nothing to work with.
2007-U.S. 124 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Curtis Hanson. Screenplay: Curtis Hanson, Eric Roth. Cast: Eric Bana (Huck Cheever), Drew Barrymore (Billie Offer), Robert Duvall (L.C. Cheever), Debra Messing, Horatio Sanz, Charles Martin Smith… Robert Downey, Jr., Michael Shannon.