The Poker HouseThe film follows Agnes and her two sisters as they struggle through a day in a home where her mother is strung out on drugs, her home has been overrun by degenerates, and her only father figure is a pimp.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 93 minQuality: HDRelease: 2008IMDb: 6.4
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Directors of "The Poker House"Lori PettyBirthdate: 14 October 1963, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Creators of "The Poker House"Lori PettyBirthdate: 14 October 1963, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USADavid Alan GrierBirthdate: 30 June 1956, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Poker House"Hollywood ReporterNovember 17, 2014
While the film has strong moments and performances, it illustrates the dangers of overly personal filmmaking.VarietyNovember 17, 2014
Overall, the pacing feels languid to the point of meandering, relying too heavily on old soul records (and a final eight-track sing-along) for momentum and energy.Los Angeles TimesJuly 20, 2009
Regardless of whether the film is all fiction or all true or a mix, it has a ring of truth about it strong enough to sustain a defy-all-odds finish.L.A. WeeklyJuly 16, 2009
The Poker House is one of the most personal, wounded films in years. That it is also one of the most confused reflects how deeply it springs from the psyche of its director.7M PicturesMarch 02, 2011
The movie seemed to point a finger at its own audience and scold it for its ignorance of this problem and apparent unwillingness to help.Urban CinefileDecember 12, 2009
One of those autobiographical films... like Running With Scissors... that shows how children can survive and even prosper emotionally, spiritually (eventually) despite a ghastly childhoodMovie MetropolisAugust 19, 2009
...the acting is so good and the girls' struggle to rise above their oppression is so affecting, it's hard to knock the film's intentions.
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