First Look: Reynolds charms in drama 'Mississippi Grind'

January 25, 2015 2:47 AM

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Two wildly different strangers with a shared and debilitating love of rainbows and poker take a high stakes gambling road trip from Dubuque, Iowa to New Orleans in "Mississippi Grind," a deft, entertaining and messy look at depression, addiction and the highs of winning that premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Ryan Reynolds co-stars as a slick drifter who's always ready with charming, perfectly rehearsed story or joke. The other party in question doesn't even seem to exist in the same universe as Reynolds' Curtis. Gerry, played by Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn, is an empty shell of man who slumps throug...

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