Plot Summary: Fueled by his penchant for high-stakes gambling, law student Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) befriends and “befoes” a fellow gambling addict named Worm (Edward Norton) and club owner Teddy KGB (John Malkovich). But tensions run high when Worm and Mike have only five days to come up with $15K. Gretchen Mol co-stars in this John Dahl-directed drama, whose superb cast and well-developed characters made Rounders a hit on the festival circuit.
Additional Cast: John Turturro; Famke Janssen; Martin Landau; Michael Rispoli; Josh Mostel; and Tom Aldredge
Serious Jest: (Worth Watching) Many years ago, I tried to watch this movie twice, but never made it all the way through. Both times, I tried to watch it with an ex-girlfriend who was incredibly sexy and distracting…alcohol & fatigue probably played a part in not finishing the movie, as well. While I still think that sex will win out every time over this movie, it’s a pretty good film. The actors really make the difference, and Malkovich in particular walks away with Most Kick-ass Performance, in my humble opinion.