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      The Grand

      R Released Mar 21, 2008 1h 44m Comedy List
      40% Tomatometer 43 Reviews 43% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Jack Faro (Woody Harrelson) is the grandson of a casino legend and a former poker champ himself, until he lost it all, including the casino he inherited, to liquor and alimony. In order to win back his casino, Jack must enter the upcoming World Championship of Poker, where he will face stiff competition from famous players like Deuce Fairbanks (Dennis Farina) and Lainie Schwartzman (Cheryl Hines). Read More Read Less
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      The Grand has moments of comic ingenuity, but the jokes in this poker satire often miss.

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      Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness For every scene that goes nowhere -- and there are more than a few -- there's some comedy gold lurking around the corner. Rated: B Sep 2, 2008 Full Review John Anderson Washington Post Just showing us what ex-sitcom stars and Bavarian directors do in their spare time isn't quite enough to justify The Grand, which does for poker what Best in Show did for dogs while completely avoiding any jokes about poker-playing canines. Apr 10, 2008 Full Review John Hartl Seattle Times There may be too many cooks here, too many TV stars trying to make an impression in a relatively high-profile independent film, but they connect just often enough to leave you smiling. Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 4, 2008 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens THE GRAND is a Royal Flush!!! Nov 6, 2019 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews A typically uneven fake documentary... Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 8, 2012 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Decided that sticking to the formula was more important than letting something organic or crazy happen. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 19, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I don’t get the bad reviews this was a great mockumentary 4.3 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/04/21 Full Review Audience Member Surprisingly not funny, at times irritating Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review l g first watch last evening. glad i picked this one while surfing through Netflix offerings. lighthearted and enjoyable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review adam b I really appreciated this comedy mostly for the fact that the entire thing is improv, which makes the comedy/jokes hit differently, which worked really well. If you enjoy mockumentaries, I would definitely recommend this film to you Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is hilarious. Ray Ramano plays a Michael-Scott-esque character masterfully. Sure, the humor is stupid- but so is it stupid in beloved shows like "The Office" or "Parks & Recreation". I couldn't believe it scored so low here. I've never disagreed with a rating on this site until now! I would say it at LEAST deserves like 70%! Personally, I give it 5 stars in hopes to boost the rating at all. Truly goofy, silly movie with multiple laugh-out-loud moments. Crude language but most movies have that these days anyway. Woody Harrelson is great & believable in this role. & while the cast is full of caricatures & exagerrated personalities (as the aforementioned beloved TV shows that are critically acclaimed do,) they are acted VERY well by the cast. Great movie, don't believe the 40% rating! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review dan m Mockumentaries can either be dull with jokes that I don't get at all, or can be quirky with interesting and very amusing characters. This was definitely the latter. It certainly helps when you have a stellar cast led by the always awesome Woody Harrelson. My biggest gripe here would be the severe under utilization of Judy Greer and Tommy 'Tiny' Lister(aka DeeBo from Friday), but it was cool seeing Gabe Kaplan aka Mr. Kotter. Not a big fan of watch poker on TV or poker in general, but this was nice. I liked it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Jack Faro (Woody Harrelson) is the grandson of a casino legend and a former poker champ himself, until he lost it all, including the casino he inherited, to liquor and alimony. In order to win back his casino, Jack must enter the upcoming World Championship of Poker, where he will face stiff competition from famous players like Deuce Fairbanks (Dennis Farina) and Lainie Schwartzman (Cheryl Hines).
      Director
      Zak Penn
      Producer
      Zak Penn
      Screenwriter
      Zak Penn, Matt Bierman
      Distributor
      Anchor Bay
      Production Co
      Eleven Eleven Films, Insomnia Media Group
      Rating
      R (Some Drug Content|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 21, 2008, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 25, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $114.7K
      Runtime
      1h 44m