Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Gambler: A Good Bet

Mark Wahlberg as the guy who says he's not a gambler.
Sometimes the Movie Slut wonders if she saw the same movie as the other critics. They've called this flick a poor remake of the 1974 movie of the same title, starring James Caan. But what if it wasn't.

"I'm not a gambler," James Toback (Mark Wahlberg) says many times in the film.

 And sure, he could be in denial or just pulling a con-man move.

But what if something more was behind his protestation, something more interesting than a guy with an addiction to throwing away his money in a casino?

That would be more interesting. At least the MS thinks it is and that's how she viewed this movie. Her tip offs were the opening and closing scenes.

 See it and decide for yourself.

No comments: