The Gambler – Struggle to Fight Internal Demons

the-gambler movie 2014

Movie Title: The Gambler

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Screenplay By: William Monahan, James Toback

Star Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Micheal Kenneth Williams, Richard Schiff, Emory Cohen, Leland Order and George Kennedy

Release Date: December 25, 2014

Movie Type: Crime, Drama Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Duration: 111 minutes

Movie Country: USA

Movie Budget: $25,000,000

Company Credits: Paramount Pictures, Winkler Films

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About the Movie: The film is about Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) an English professor who is into gambling. When it comes to gambling, Bennett bets everything. He finds himself in debt to a gambler. The story intensifies as he seeks help from gangsters to cover the debt. The film is the remake of a crime drama of the same name that was released in 1974 starring James Caan. The film is a strong depiction of how addictions and inner demons can become your worst enemies. The film has a stronger side as it shows how small details in ones upbringing and relationships with family can make you an unexpected being. This movie is an intense crime – drama which will involve its audience in the depth of the scenes and scenarios of Jim Bennett’s life that revolves around the gambling and gangsters involving big risks and twists and turns. The film is about finding the way out to save life and get out of the hole that Bennett has dug out for himself.  This will be a intense and grilling drama to watch.

Editor’s Comments: The film directed by Rupert Wyatt is crafted wonderfully making the characters through the scenes and dialogues. The general story of gambling, betting and losing big is presented in an amazing way that is different and leads to liking of the character involved in all these addictions and internal demons.