Best Poker Movies
Since its a pretty dull day for business, thought I should recommend something for the holidays. Readers who have read my profile will know that I am a fan of poker, well, Texas Holdem to be exact. The game has been growing in popularity over the last 5 years thanks to the World Series of Poker tournaments. The subject matter is so simple yet complex that I am surprised not more movies has been made. There was a very well made series called Tilt, which is available on DVD, that was a blast. Rounders used tobe a cult classic among poker players. Now I am happy to say a better poker movie is available. It stars Drew Barrymore, Eric Bana, Debra Messing and Robert Duvall - it looks at what drives a fanatic poker player and how the game affects everyone around a die hard player. A side note, there are at least 10 big real poker stars in the movie Lucky You as well. Lucky You probably won't be a smash hit but will be thoroughly enjoyed by poker aficionados. Good movies fleshes out the characters well, you feel for them and you understand their motivations, Lucky You does that very well.
Poker is intoxicating as you are playing against others and yourself. Its a lot of ego, self believe and math. Best lesson from the poker table, we all get what we deserve but only the successful will admit it.