Curtis agrees to stake Gerry and split the winnings. A man in a restroom punches another man, then knees him in the head and body several times before another man runs in the room yelling we do not see the aftermath. But, has a soft heart for Gerry? Fate seems to want these two men to become friends, and they do become friends, but their relationship reveals itself as something other than what we expect. Maybe Curtis is Gerry before Gerry got married. There's some fighting and punching with facial cuts and bruises , plus a scene of mugging at knife point and a bloody stomach wound that's shown several times.
Curtis actually has, for a hedonistic, gambling, basically rootless drifter, decent judgment. The one exception being Reynold's love interest, who i also imagine is fake. Even though I don't fully subscribe to your theory, and I know you were just spitballing, your thoughts helped me enjoy the movie more. Multiple times in the movie, Gerry refers to him as his lucky leprechaun. Almost like a gambling degens heaven, where he just can't lose. He hits rock bottom, has an insane fantasy of winning and eventually dies but the movie continues on with what he was chasing.
There was no great revelation. I liked it enough to watch it twice, which is really rare. A couple more points that stuck out and may align with your theory. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. It starts in Dubuque, Iowa, in the middle of a card game, where a quiet and recessive-seeming man named Gerry Mendelsohn first meets a newcomer in town, Curtis , who has a knack for holding court. A man rests his head on a woman's lap in bed and she caresses his head and hair. All posts must make an attempt at humor.
So he suggests a gambling road trip to raise enough cash to clear his debts. That said, at the end, the movie solves the plot problem for its two protagonists with gambling. Like you said it made a lot of sense up until the reveal of his backstory. Curtis is 9 years younger and Gerry was married for 8 years. I bring this up because you mentioned Curtis may be a version of Gerry at a different age.
Are they necessary to the story to demonstrate the downfalls of gambling? But within a matter of minutes we've started to get a handle on what's really going on. This is an anti-spam measure. Instead with a link to the post. Gerry , a down-and-out gambler, can't seem to keep his head above water; he's divorced, with a daughter he never sees, and he's in trouble with money lenders. We see a few men using urinals in a restroom and a man presses his knee against the back of one man presumably causing him to get urine on his pants. Please view for suggestions of where these submissions can be offered.
At first, things seem to go well, but it turns out Curtis has some issues of his own to work through, and eventually Gerry falls into some of his old habits. I also think that Gerry's character dies in the end, although this is pretty shaky, he seems to hit rock bottom, then out of nowhere, begins winning big. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him on a road trip to a legendary high stakes poker game in New Orleans. One night on a gambling spree, a down-on-his-luck, divorced, sad sack gambler named Gerry meets a charismatic gambler named Curtis. Anything involving politics or a political figure regardless of context will be removed. Advertisement Gerry, however, is bad news—maybe the worst news, because he genuinely likes Curtis but is a destructive person.
That being said, I'm really glad they didn't go that route, it would've been poor writing in my opinion and an overused trump. You never know how it'll turn out. Sometimes you can't win and others you win, but what does it matter? He knows when to quit drinking and quit playing, when not to sleep with one of the many women who find him attractive. It's doubtful those are to the date, so give or take some months on either and the difference in age could match the time Gerry was married. In one sense, however, Gerry and Curtis are slaves to their particular gambling addictions. So, Gerry and Curtis decide to journey down the Mississippi River to a legendary high-stakes poker game in New Orleans.
It's just about psychology and the rhythms of friendship. A man is shown seated on a toilet and we see his bare thighs. We will update this page with more details as they become available. He keeps offering to buy Gerry a round of top-shelf whiskey and is so annoyed when Gerry refuses out of pride, he insists on switching his order to a cheap brand that he goes back on his promise to pay. Do not rehost or hotlink webcomics. All of Curtis' personal stuff is expired.
When they get to New Orleans, the poker game turns out to be an illusion. This character study is engaging and well acted, but episodic, and has a lot of foul language, drinking and gambling. It's a character portrait, period. Curtis seems to bring Gerry a stroke of luck. I wanted to see the ending again because there was some discussion on imdb on whether it was it was a positive end for Gerry.