In this lively, freewheeling road movie, Ben Mendelsohn plays Gerry, a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. As they make their way down the Mississippi River, Gerry and Curtis manage to find themselves in just about every bar, racetrack, casino, and pool hall along the way, experiencing both incredible highs and dispiriting lows, but ultimately forging a deep and genuine bond that will stay with them long after their adventure is over.
Co-starring Sienna Miller and from the directors of Half Nelson, this is a film about friendship, family and the paths we sometimes unexpectedly find ourselves on.
“A throwback to the lived-in, character-driven, landscape-besotted films of the 1970s.” ~A. O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES