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Mississippi Grind (2015)

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Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.

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Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Mendelsohn ... Gerry
Yvonne Landry ... Louise
Anthony Howard Anthony Howard ... Larry
Ryan Reynolds ... Curtis
Jayson Warner Smith ... Clifford
Kerry Cahill ... Riverboat Waitress
Jane McNeill ... 'Bloody Mary' Kate
Jason Shaffette Jason Shaffette ... Chuck Poker Dealer
P.J. Marshall ... Dale
Stephanie Honoré ... Denise
Teri Wyble ... Home Buying Wife
Hunter Burke ... Home Buying Husband
Randy Austin ... Big Winner
Jared Bankens ... Skinny Thug
Alfre Woodard ... Sam
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Storyline

Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with a younger, charismatic poker player named Curtis in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what has been lost. Written by Electric City

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Taglines:

We can't lose.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Febre do Mississípi See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,434, 27 September 2015

Gross USA:

$129,747
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jake Gyllenhaal was originally cast in the lead role but he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Ryan Reynolds replaced him. See more »

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The sub-titles to the Netflix version of this film mistakenly credit Jack Fessenden with composing Satie's "Gymnopedie Number 1" See more »

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Cherry: A man alone is a half a man.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, when the soundtrack information is rolling, the first 4 tells of Joe Navarro's 200 poker tells are played. See more »

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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Rainbow Road
Written by Dan Pett and Donnie Fritts
Performed by Marshall Chapman
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a bit of a grind
26 April 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) and Curtis (Ryan Reynolds) are professional card players and degenerate gambling addicts. They begin a friendship over a card table and in a bar. Curtis is looking to visit Peru. Gerry has left behind his family. The two gamblers go on a meandering journey of addiction.

Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds are great actors. Mendelsohn is especially great in this one. The plot does need a device to drive it. Without it, this is just a series of scenes strung together, and there are some interesting scenes. I like Analeigh Tipton doing her magic tricks. I like Gerry stealing money from his ex-wife. The gambling doesn't hold much interest without a ticking money counter. Even with a win, these two will eventually lose again. That is the basic flaw. Even the ending is not the final ending. There is no real climax.


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