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And the follow-up to "Incident at Loch Ness" is a far steadier animal -- a sort of mockumentary about a professional poker competition, and the wide range of weirdos connected to it. It starts off rather slowly, but Penn quickly hits his stride -- the resulting movie has all of Vegas' flashy glitz, and the quirk factor of a long-lost Christopher Guest mockumentary.
Jack Faro (Woody Harrelson) inherited the Lucky Rabbit's Foot casino from his grandfather, but the casino has fallen on hard times -- primarily because Jack is addicted to everything he can snort, inject or drink, and he's been married seventy-four times. As the movie opens, he's been living in rehab for two years straight.
Now a casino mogul (a gloriously cutthroat Michael McKean) is going to raze the Rabbit's Foot unless Jack can produce the money. His only hope is to win The Grand, a professional poker competition against some of the greatest poker players in the world -- including frustrated housewife, her obnoxious brother, a vitriol-tongued savant, a cutthroat veteran, a psychopathic German and a teacher from the Frostbite Amputation Capital of the World.
So despite sponsoring the Grand, Faro joins it. But to save the Rabbit's Foot, he's not only going to have to survive the first rounds -- he'll have to use luck and skill to deal with the most cutthroat and/or talented poker players in the world. Tensions rise as the players work towards the final round -- but who will win ten million dollars?Read more ›
"One Eye" Jack Faro (Woody Harrelson)- Has spent his last 2 years in rehab. Has never met a girl he didn't marry or a drug he didn't like. Wants to save the casino he inherited.
Harold Melvin (Chris Parnell)- He is a math nerd who his heavily into "Dune". Lives at home with his mother (Estelle Harris)....by will alone.
Laine Schwartzman (Cheryl Hines)She is from Long Island and has always been her Dad's (Gabe Kaplain) favorite. She is married to Fred (Ray Romano ) who has been hit by lightning and is not all together, but is functional. He likes to make up handshakes and sayings.
Lanny Schwartzman- (David Cross) The nerdy brother of Laine. She always beat him at games as a child. Nobody beats her at Candyland...ask her kids.
Deuce Fairbanks (Dennis Farina)- Old time poker gambler.
The German (Werner Herzog)- He is also an old time gambler. He enjoys all kinds of gambling and killing small animals.
Andy Andrew (Richard Kind)- He is the new breed of Internet gambler, a math teacher from Wisconsin. His wife Sharon (Judy Greer ) owns the finest ribbon shop in Dour Wisconsin.
The movie is hit and miss. If you are into the characters, you will find a film worthy of a view. If not, you will be bored to tears. It is difficult to determine that before you watch it. I like Woody, so for me it was an easy choice.
Parental Guide: F-bomb, no real sex, magazine nudity...which didn't make sense, but then again I don't think it was supposed to make sense.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Completely underrated comedy, fantastic cast, hilarious characters, an all around great movie to watch and rewatch with friends!Published 2 months ago by Anthony Mattingly
I love this movie. The actors are great. The comedy is subtle which I love. I visited Vegas about 50 times during 2007-2009 when this movie was made. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jeff42
I enjoy playing poker and it was fun to see all the poker pro cameos, but the story was just kind of "meh."Published 17 months ago by Robert Bolin
Love the actors in this film - which is hilarious. Even if you are not a poker player, you will find it amusing!Published 17 months ago by Lynn Newhart
I enjoy watching this movie every now and then.. Great movie!Published 18 months ago by Lionel J Morin
There were tears in the plastic and through the cover. The movie is hilarious, though! I definitely recommend watching it!Published on June 11, 2014 by Kaleena Hampton