The Poker House was a great movie. I thought it had some great potential for it to be nearly perfect movie. I remembered seeing this movie on Showtime in 2011, and I didn't knew Jennifer Lawrence was in it, until I checked on Netflix to see what other movies she starred in before The Hunger Games (Which is a great movie).
This has got to be her best performance that I've ever experienced seeing from her. I wish I could go back in time and search this movie myself, so I could be a fan of her work as a teenager. Well after finishing this movie, it made me love her even more.
The plot talks about a 14 year old girl living with her mother, who's a drug addict, and a pimp, who appears to be her "father figure." She struggle to get out of there, in order to live in a happy, fufilling live, and she plans to take her two sisters with her, so they can be happy too. The story, although there were a little bitty flaws within it, was pretty interesting. While it's a gritty film, some of the segments here makes you want to feel good about yourself.
The dialogue were well-written, although there were some that either needed to be improved better, or it just needed more to flow better. Unless many of you agree with me, you don't have to take my word for it. Overall, I thought it had a great dialogue and monologues that get us to think.
I recommed this to any fan of Jennifer Lawrence. Even if you're not into gritty movies, this is really a must see. It wouldn't hurt to give this a chance, just to see Lawrence's earlier role.