Hitting The Nuts

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"Even Professional Poker has a Farm System"
  • NR
  • 2010
  • 7.0  (99)

Hitting The Nuts is a 2010 indie comedy film directed by Joe Boyd and stars Matt Donnelly, Mike Betette, and a cast of comedic actors. The film takes place in the small town of Oakton where the annual Texas Hold'Em tournament brings in a cast of unforgettable characters. The movie opens with a whimsical animated introduction that sets the tone for the rest of the film. It's clear from the beginning that Hitting The Nuts is a quirky and irreverent comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously.

The main plot revolves around a group of underdogs who decide to enter the Oakton Texas Hold'Em tournament to try and win the grand prize of $50,000. While some of the characters are seasoned poker players, others are complete novices who have never played the game before.

Each character has their own unique backstory and motivation for entering the tournament. There's Tommy (Matt Donnelly), a washed-up magician who sees poker as his chance to make a comeback; Sammy (Mike Betette), a mute pastry chef who uses sign language to communicate with the other players; and Bobby (Tommy Vee), a young poker prodigy who's trying to prove himself to his overbearing father.

As the tournament progresses, tensions begin to rise and the players start to turn on each other. The film is peppered with hilarious one-liners and absurd situations that keep the audience engaged and laughing.

One of the standout performances in the film comes from Blake Clark, who plays a gruff and intimidating police officer named Jack. Jack is a regular at the tournament and has a reputation for being unbeatable. However, his arrogance and disregard for the other players eventually leads to his downfall.

Another memorable character is Gator, played by Chris Conrad. Gator is a flamboyant and eccentric player who wears a giant alligator hat and speaks in a thick Southern drawl. Despite his odd personality, he proves to be a formidable opponent at the table.

Overall, Hitting The Nuts is a fun and lighthearted comedy that's perfect for fans of quirky indie films. The cast of characters is lovable and relatable, and the film's message of perseverance and never giving up is inspiring without being preachy.

While the movie may not have the star power or blockbuster appeal of Hollywood films, it more than makes up for it with its heart and humor. Hitting The Nuts is a hidden gem that's definitely worth checking out for any fan of comedies or poker.

Hitting The Nuts is a 2010 comedy. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

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    7.0  (99)