As poker movies go this one drops the serious aspects for some comic relief. Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines, Richard Kind and Burt Reynolds round out the cast in this quirky comedy that on the whole is a work of improvation. Each character has their own brand of weirdness going on including the Russian and his myriad of caged animals, (Please don’t ask what he done with the bunny!) This movie is pretty much a gathering of well known and little known actors having a good time playing poker. Critics have been harsh in their assessment but for a laugh or two, it really is not that bad.
Quotes From The Grand
Billionaire Steve Lavisch: I myself despise nostalgia, because it’s so old.
Harold Melvin: You should have gone all in three hours ago when your stack still meant something.
Harold Melvin: I was a two-to-one underdog, and the pot paid me 11 to 1. Not a bad risk return ratio. You played poorly.
One Eyed Jack Faro: Yes, I did get thrown out of my own casino, I’m not sure how exactly that happened, but they do say that I gave the order.