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smndvdcl's rating of the film Mississippi Grind

A very conventional narrative depicting the woes of a gambling addiction. The audience empathise with Mendelsohn and Reynolds enough to make a monotonous premise a worthwhile journey. Nonetheless, I am pleased to see Reynolds stretch his dramatic credentials, and who better to learn from than Mendelsohn. However, if I chose to watch a gambling buddy movie, I'd watch Redford and Newman in 'The Sting'.