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Overall C

Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) is a career gambler, plying his trade in many Las Vegas casinos. Although he is fairly lucky at the card table, his good fortune doesn't extend to his personal life where he is trying to win the heart of a lounge singer (Drew Barrymore), and not lose a major poker tournament against his estranged, card shark father (Robert Duvall).

Violence B
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C+
Substance Use B+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language and sexual humor

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Lucky You

Huck’s Father accuses him of living his life backward, because he plays poker like he should live life, and lives life the way he should play poker. What does he mean? How does this reflect on the young man’s abilities to make commitments to people and his inability to walk away from a poker game?

Billie’s sister tells her “Some people don’t want to be fixed.” What does she mean? Why does Billie feel such a need to solve the problems of others? What are the pros and cons of having this kind of compassion?

Huck claims the money in a poker game is just the scoreboard to see how well you play the game. Do you agree or disagree. Do you think Huck is really telling the truth, or lying to himself?