From ‘The Hangover’ to ‘Molly’s Game,’ catch your luck with these 5 movies
Do you remember how you rode a bike for the first time or learned a new language? It seemed like you’d never be able to master these skills. But the right teacher and strategy helped you improve your results.
The same thing works when you compete with others. It’s difficult to get top results if you are a beginner. It’s impossible to win when it is your first time to take part in a football game or to bet live here because it all requires hard work and tactics. And the same thing works with activities which seem to depend on your luck. These 5 movies show you must create your strategy, even when you start gambling.
The Gambler (2014)
Students don’t miss Jim Bennett’s lectures. And he never misses a chance to gamble big at the gaming table. When the talented writer’s secret life became deadly, he desperately grasped one last chance and borrowed from someone who doesn’t forgive debts. Jim had overplayed his hand. His arrogance played havoc with him. He owed too much to too dangerous people. He saw the only way out of the situation as borrowing more. He offered to sponsor his delusional venture to a man who warned him right away – there would be no gentlemanly talk if he failed.
The Gambler is available to stream on PlutoTV for free and and available to rent wherever you stream movies.
Molly’s Game (2017)
This is the true story of a former skier who dropped out of the world of big sports due to injury. Working as a waitress and assistant for one murky type led her into the world of big-time poker. Molly helps organize the underground games, to which the whole color of Hollywood flies in. Molly quickly understands what is going on and after another argument rents a hotel room and starts her games. She already has a database of famous clients who don’t spare any money: actors, directors, and Wall Street sharks. All that is missing is the Russian mafia, whose careless connections ruin the big game. Sorkin’s film is based on the memories of Molly, the girl who could have gutted all her clients in pain of reprisal and trial but didn’t.
Molly’s Game is available to rent wherever you stream movies.
The Hangover (2009)
The morning after a bachelor party, someone’s child is in their room, a tiger is in the bathroom, and the groom is missing. The major mission of the characters is to remember what happened last night.
The Hangover tells them what not to do on the eve of marriage. Doug decides all traditions must be observed at his wedding, so he just needs a noisy bachelor party, and it can only take place in Vegas and nowhere else. Together with his cronies and the brother of the bride, the guy goes to the city of casinos, booze, and crazy entertainment.
The Hangover is available to rent wherever you stream movies.
Hush Money (2017)
The main character in the film is Doug. He teaches high school art and loves his job. Suddenly he gets fired, and now Doug risks losing everything, including his family. To save his financial situation and his marriage, he borrows money from a loan shark and plans to pay it back quickly. It seems that everything should come back to normal, but the hero foolishly squanders all the funds on bets. To somehow get out of the situation, Doug decides to commit a crime and kidnaps the young girl Kennedy. She is the daughter of a professional baseball player, through whose fault Doug has lost all his money. So he hopes to get the money and pay back the unscrupulous loan shark, but he has no idea what obstacles he will have to overcome with Kennedy.
Hush Money is available to stream for free on Tubi and Amazon Prime.
The Cooler (2003)
Bernie Lutz has bad luck. So much so, that one of the casinos in Las Vegas, managed by the mafia, hired him as a “brake”, spreading his “loser aura” on the luckiest customers. This is precisely where he works successfully. The only problem is that he owes the casino a huge amount and is tied to it more than steel chains. His acquaintance with “lucky” waitress Natalie turns into an affair and frees him from his stigma of being a “perpetual retard”. Bernie begins to pay his debt and is about to leave Las Vegas with his girlfriend. But Shelley, the casino manager, is not about to part with such a valuable employee.
The Cooler is available to stream with Hulu and Amazon Prime subscriptions and to rent wherever you stream movies.