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Poker House, The


USA 2008,
Dir. Lori Petty
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Drama / Independent

Topics: Rites-of-passage, Period 1970s.


Aroview: Tough autobiographical drama set in the 1970s concerns three siblings forced to fend for themselves in the face of a neglectful mother.

Well made but fairy pedestrian for the first half the film's power hinges on a second act tragedy. Petty proves to be a director of promise and is aided by some fine performances with Jennifer Lawrence particularly strong in the lead.

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