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The Grand (2007)
An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

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The Grand (2008)

Directed by Zak Penn

Written by Zak Penn & Matt Bierman

Starring Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Parnell, Dennis Farina, Mike Epps, Cheryl Hines, Werner Herzog, Julie Claire, Richard Kind, Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Brett Ratner

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The Grand is a hilarious improvisational comedy about professional poker, in the tradition of Best in Show and This is Spinal Tap.

Author: Rick Steiner (WoodcarverSteiner) from United States

I just saw this movie at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was hard to get a ticket to the show and I waited in line for a while. I was lucky to get in because it was raining. But once I got inside, I forgot all about being wet because I was laughing too hard.

Now let me just say that I'm not a fan of Zack Penn's movies. I hated X-Men 3 and all the other superhero crap he's written. But I did love Incident At Lock Ness, which I thought was pretty clever and I really loved seeing Werner Herzog (who is my hero, if you couldn't tell from my name) playing with his mystique.

But I guess I should get to actually reviewing this movie. It was hilarious. Even better than Lock Ness. The movie is also a mockumentary, very much like Best In Show by Christopher Guest, but follows a bunch of poker players who are all crazy, as they reach the final table in a poker tournament. They are played by a bunch of recognizable comedians like Ray Romano, the wife from Curb Your Enthusiasm but even better, David Cruss (my favorite character) from the awesome Mr. Show and Chris Parnell from SNL. And of course, the always awesome Herzog, who plays "The German" a guy who likes to kill animals rather than drink caffeine.

What was really cool is that Zack explained in his Q&A afterwords that the final poker table was played for real and whoever won the game, won the movie. I won't spoil who wins, but just say that it makes it totally impossible to predict who wins the movie because all the characters have the same chance of winning.

I think the other reviewer who gave the movie five stars out of ten has something against the movie. It wasn't great art, like Werner's normal movies, but tremendously entertaining. It is very funny, sometimes very slapstick and other times very absurd. I think anyone who likes Christopher Guest movies or any of these great comedians will love the film.

Este filme estreia na próxima sexta-feira e podem ler uma entrevista com um dos protagonistas, o conhecido Woody Harrelson:

Just a Minute With: Woody Harrelson on life and poker

 By Iain Blair

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson has been called many things over the years including an out-of-control party animal, marijuana enthusiast, vegetarian and all-around nice guy.

Now, add accomplished poker player to the list thanks to his new film "The Grand," which debuts in major U.S. cities on Friday. Set in the world of professional poker, it follows six players who reach the final table of a high stakes tournament. (...)

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