Zak Penn‘s improvisational poker movie The Grand, which
If you’ve missed our past posts about the film, The Grand is a Waiting for Guffman-like mockumentary of the poker world that stars Woody Harrelson as One Eyed Jack Faro, a degenerate pokerer who attempts to save his dead dad’s hotel-casino from a real estate developer by taking down the world’s most famous high stakes tournament, the Grand Championship of Poker.
Joining Harrelson in the cast are Werner Herzog, Gabe Kaplan, Michael “David St. Hubbins” McKean, Hank Azaria, Dennis Farina, Chris Parnell, Cheryl Hines, David Cross, Jason Alexandar, Ray Romano, Richard Kind, and
Also in the film are a few poker pros including Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak and Phil Gordon.
Not in the film,
Check out The Grand‘s trailer and links to reviews of the film after the jump . . .
The Grand’ doesn’t take the game seriously – LA Times
It’s a Full House – National Post
Poker Jokers – LA City Beat
The Grand: Worth the Gamble – Village Voice
The Grand – Critic’s Pick – New York Magazine
The Grand – 3 Stars – Globe and Mail