Opening this holiday season is the film Molly's Game, which is a biopic about an Olympic-hopeful who became an extremely successful poker-game-hosting entrepreneur. Molly Bloom, portrayed by Jessica Chastain, thinks on her feet, embodies an ideal of self-discipline, and takes advantage of opportunities to make money and control her own life--while assuming an increasing amount of risk. At one point, she crosses the line into what is technically illegal activity, which leads to the dramatic climax of the movie arc.
Thematically, the movie addresses motivation in a major way--as well as decision-making, risk, and what a clear ethical stand might mean for one's personal life. In addition, it is fun (and easy, with a little internet research) to guess what real-life characters are being portrayed by the film. The movie is based on the book: Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Undergr....
Source: "Molly's Game," written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, produced by STX Entertainment, et. al., in theaters beginning December 25, 2017.
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