The Poker Club

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"The hand you're dealt could be murder."
  • R
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 5.0  (427)

The Poker Club is a 2008 drama film directed by Tim McCann and based on the novel of the same name by Ed Gorman. The cast includes Johnny Messner as Aaron Tyler, Michael Risley as Curtis Wilcox, and Jana Kramer as Trudy, among others. The movie explores the dangerous world of gambling, love, and friendship. The story revolves around four friends, Aaron, Curtis, Trudy, and Fish (played by Loren Dean), who regularly gather to play poker in their basement. They are all dealing with their own personal problems and the poker night seems to be a way to escape from their everyday life. However, one night, they accidentally witness a robbery and end up with a large sum of stolen money in their possession.

The group agrees to keep the money and distribute it among themselves, but this decision sets off a chain reaction that leads to unforeseen and deadly consequences. As they try to divide and spend the money, they gradually begin to turn against each other. The pressure builds to the point where they become suspicious of one another, and old friendships begin to break down. What started out as a fun game of cards between friends quickly spirals out of control, and they find themselves at the mercy of their own greed.

The characters are all well developed, and their performances are convincing; the audience is able to empathize with them and understand the complexity of their relationships. Aaron is the most level-headed of the group, but he also harbors a deep anger and resentment towards his ex-wife. Curtis, on the other hand, is the most reckless and ambitious, constantly pushing the envelope and putting their lives in danger for the sake of the money. Fish is the wise elder of the group, but he has his own secrets and demons. Trudy is the outsider who comes from a wealthy family and is drawn to the dangerous thrill of the poker game.

The cinematography is well done, with the use of close-up shots and intense lighting creating a tense and foreboding atmosphere. The sound is also effective, with a pulsating and ominous score that mirrors the escalating tension between the characters.

Overall, The Poker Club is a well-crafted film that explores the darker aspects of human nature. It is a cautionary tale about the dangers of moral compromise and the corrupting influence of money. The film offers a powerful message about the importance of integrity and loyalty, and the true cost of losing these values. By the end of the movie, the audience is left with a feeling of unease and a sense of the fragility of the human condition.

The Poker Club is a 2008 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    1 hr 25 min
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    5.0  (427)