Source: Catholic News Service
Moderately amusing improvised mock documentary about an addiction-prone, down-on-his-luck Las Vegas casino owner (Woody Harrelson) who sponsors and plays in a poker tournament that brings together a collection of eccentrics (David Cross, Dennis Farina and Cheryl Hines, among others) to compete for a $10 million prize. Co-writer and director Zak Penn's comedy, following the path blazed by Christopher Guest, takes a sly, deadpan approach to its characters' sometimes outrageous, sometimes banal behavior, but only scores laughs intermittently. Much rough, crude and crass language, three uses of profanity, some sexual humor, drug and prostitution references, and an obscene gesture. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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