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'The Grand' holds special appeal for poker geeks (***)

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Posted: Friday, June 6, 2008 10:00 pm

Part of me wants to complain that there aren't more poker movies, but I also recognize that the game isn't exactly cinematic.

Provided you're not watching a bunch of drunk morons giggling as they constantly declare "All in!", it's not the most fast-paced entertainment around, and the fascinating nuances are usually lost on people unless they're students of the game. However, the "sport" of poker does lend itself pretty easily to parody, and "The Grand," a little-seen comedy from earlier this year that is coming to DVD on Tuesday, is as funny a satire of the poker scene as we're likely to see.

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