I’m not the biggest fan of crime stories (except when they feature Tom Hardy, to whom I still owe a drink after watching Bronson). I’m not even a fan of political dramas (living in America at the present moment, I’m more than having my fill). However, I’m willing to make an exception for Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game. It features Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. Check out the trailer.
Take my money. Take it. Take it now.
You know, I actually read a piece of commentary wherein someone ripped on Jessica Chastain’s makeup in this film. I wish that I could say that my immediate reaction now, after seeing the trailer, is disbelief, but really, it doesn’t surprise me that women would cut down other women so harshly in the face of doing something awesome-looking. Chastain is fucking butter. Not just butter – she’s buttah. You can’t take your eyes off of her. She’s compelling. I don’t even need Idris, and that’s saying something. I want to watch her bring the gambling harshness. I want to watch her shop fabulously. And I want to watch her just be a general badass that doesn’t back down. I don’t give a flying fuck what her eyeshadow game looks like because she’s that good. That’s what we need right now.