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The Poker House
The Poker House
Actors: Selma Blair, David Alan Grier, Tyla Abercrumbie, Sophia Bairley
Director: Lori Petty
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2009     1hr 33min

Actress Lori Petty makes her directorial debut with this poignant, beautifully crafted film about a teenage girl trying to survive the dismal circumstances of her life with dignity, humor, and basketball.


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Actors: Selma Blair, David Alan Grier, Tyla Abercrumbie, Sophia Bairley
Director: Lori Petty
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Phase 4 Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/18/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Teresa G. Ralston | 02/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All the actors, and Lori, have done a fabulous job with this film. Quite a moving and impressive piece of work, not to mention a commentary on what the human spirit can endure!"
Worth it to watch
SherylB | Grand Blanc, MI | 12/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Not what I expected. The actress who portrays Lori and the actresses who play her sisters are very watchable. Sad movie but very, very interesting. I commend Lori for rising above her circumstances."
More American Crime than American Splendor
Cleo | USA | 04/12/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is Antoine Fisher for girls. It reminds me of Boys Don't Cry in depicting how scary poverty in America is. It's about being born into an unlucky childhood where a bad mother can really destroy you. I have no idea whether this is a true story but it's nice to believe that the main character ultimately survives. This is a much better movie than White Oleander. This movie is made scarier for being set in the 1970s. Also, the lead actress looks like both Maggie Cheung and Hoku. She's lovely to look at and the two little girls who play her sisters are adorable. The Clarke Peters cameo was a treat and the soundtrack is terrific."