The Poker House (2008)
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Actress-turned-director Lori Petty makes her feature directorial debut with this period drama set in 1976 that explores a typical day in the life of a decidedly atypical teen named Agnes. Some folks have the luxury of living each day to the fullest, but for Agnes every day is a grueling struggle for survival; her mother is strung out on drugs, her home has been overrun by degenerates, and her only father figure is a pimp. For Agnes and her two younger sisters, this particular day will be marked
Jun 20, 2008 Wide
Aug 18, 2009
Phase 4 Films
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Regardless of whether the film is all fiction or all true or a mix, it has a ring of truth about it strong enough to sustain a defy-all-odds finish.
The Poker House is one of the most personal, wounded films in years. That it is also one of the most confused reflects how deeply it springs from the psyche of its director.
One of those autobiographical films... like Running With Scissors... that shows how children can survive and even prosper emotionally, spiritually (eventually) despite a ghastly childhood
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- Agnes: I race the sun home in the morning, and the moon up at night. Anything can happen, and anything does. There's just today - and then there's tonight. Anything happens, and anything does. You get through.
- Sarah: "It's like when people tell you that their dog doesn't bite ...well how do they know."
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