Eric Bana stars as a professional gambler living in Las Vegas, alone and committed to going through his days gambling until he loses, then borrowing money from friends and acquaintances and gambling some more. But during the 2003 World Series of Poker he meets a young singer (Drew Barrymore) and her affections complicate his life. Also with Debra Messing, Robert Duvall and Horatio Sanz. Directed by Curtis Hanson. [2:04]
SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man has breasts (we see them protruding from under his shirt) and we hear that he had breast implants as part of a bet. A woman lifts her dress to climb onto a motorcycle (we see her thighs). Women wear low-cut dresses and tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes.
► A man puts his arm around a woman, he caresses her face, they kiss and we see them sleeping in bed together later (he is bare-chested and she has bare shoulders). A man and a woman kiss and hug in several scenes.
► A man is dealt two queens and he says, "The ladies love me." A man flirts unsuccessfully with a woman.
VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Two men lift a man sitting in a lounge chair and throw him into an empty pool (he hits the bottom hard and we see him with a bruised face later).
► A woman yells at a man and confronts him about stealing money from her. A man says his father left him and his mother after stealing everything. A man talks about being a Nubian slave in a Vegas dance show.
PROFANITY 3 - 2 sexual references, 3 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes in several nightclub and bar scenes, and people are shown drinking alcohol in casino scenes.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Gambling, compulsion, luck, love, family, estranged parents, death of a parent, the game of love, pawn shops, cheating, Karma, parasitic behavior, second chances, communication, ego, living in the shadow of a successful father, competition, winning/losing, legacy, forgiveness, superstition, skill, commitment, father/son relationships, sympathy, loneliness, 900 numbers.
MESSAGE - The game of life is easy to lose if you don't pay attention.