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    The Poker House

    The film follows Agnes and her two sisters as they struggle through a day in a home where her mother is strung out on drugs, her home has been overrun by degenerates, and her only father figure is a pimp.
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  • Actors of "The Poker House"

  • Characters of "The Poker House"

  • Directors of "The Poker House"

    Lori Petty. Director of The Poker House

    Lori Petty

    Birthdate: 14 October 1963, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • Creators of "The Poker House"

    Lori Petty. Director of The Poker House

    Lori Petty

    Birthdate: 14 October 1963, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
    David Alan Grier. Director of The Poker House

    David Alan Grier

    Birthdate: 30 June 1956, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Critic Reviews of "The Poker House"

    Hollywood Reporter

    November 17, 2014

    While the film has strong moments and performances, it illustrates the dangers of overly personal filmmaking.

    Variety

    November 17, 2014

    Overall, the pacing feels languid to the point of meandering, relying too heavily on old soul records (and a final eight-track sing-along) for momentum and energy.

    Los Angeles Times

    July 20, 2009

    Regardless of whether the film is all fiction or all true or a mix, it has a ring of truth about it strong enough to sustain a defy-all-odds finish.

    L.A. Weekly

    July 16, 2009

    The Poker House is one of the most personal, wounded films in years. That it is also one of the most confused reflects how deeply it springs from the psyche of its director.

    7M Pictures

    March 02, 2011

    The movie seemed to point a finger at its own audience and scold it for its ignorance of this problem and apparent unwillingness to help.

    Urban Cinefile

    December 12, 2009

    One of those autobiographical films... like Running With Scissors... that shows how children can survive and even prosper emotionally, spiritually (eventually) despite a ghastly childhood

    Movie Metropolis

    August 19, 2009

    ...the acting is so good and the girls' struggle to rise above their oppression is so affecting, it's hard to knock the film's intentions.

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