Review of “Molly’s Game”: it stunk

If anyone is debating whether to see the movie “Molly’s Game,” don’t waste your money. It really stunk. It is based on a true story but it just isn’t a story worth telling about people who aren’t particularly interesting. There are all sorts of people whose lives are so much more interesting & dramatic than obsessive high-stakes poker players. There was no emotional depth, no ‘there-there’ at all to the lead character played by Jessica Chastain. One could get more real drama out of the man who lives next door or any number of ordinary people who struggle with life. Now they have a story worth telling. One could get more real drama out of a fire hydrant. If I had to describe the film & its characters in one word, it would be “vapid.” Filthy rich, but vapid.