Aces is Worth the Buy-In
"Aces" is a story about three girls who scam the underground poker
circuit with a mixture of brains and hi-tech gadgetry. It's a
low-budget film and can't be compared with the likes of "Rounders", but
the hands are well thought out, and the relationships between the girls
is believable (one is the newbie, another the patsy, and the third is
the schemer/sexy decoy).
The scam tests their skills and their friendship, finally ending in Rio
for the big game. The director keeps the energy/conflict going between
them, and the writer did his homework re: poker. I liked that one of
the girls stopped cheating and wanted to rely on her "smarts", and how
she made a stand for her friends. I thought that sent a good message.
All in all, a fun and enjoyable little film. And don't miss the out
takes during the credits - pretty funny.
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