The Gambler (2014)

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The Gambler: Directed by Rupert Wyatt. With Mark Wahlberg, George Kennedy, Griffin Cleveland, Jessica Lange. Literature professor and gambler Jim Bennett’s debt causes him to borrow money from his mother and a loan shark. Further complicating his situation, is his relationship with one of his students. Will Bennett risk his life for a second chance?

“This movie is about a man who has given up hope on achieving his dreams and is trying to make his pain stop by engaging in self destructive behavior… his weapon of choice is gambling but he is not a gambler. He says so multiple times. I have read the many negative reviews of this movie and I think people are really just missing the point. He wants a real love and something real to do every day and if he achieve anything beyond mediocrity then he would rather be dead. People who can relate with that sentiment will love this movie but perhaps no one else. If you enjoy a movie that makes you think a little and go beyond whatu0026#39;s on the surface. The movie is not about gambling… it is about finding inspiration and hope.”


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