Mississippi Grind is a film about gambling – or more rightly gambling addiction. It stars Ben Mendelsohn (‘Slow West’) as Gerry a divorced father who is in real estate. He has sunk pretty low and owes everyone money – he has ‘the next one will be a winner’ type attitude. Then he meets Curtis – played by the always good value Ryan Reynolds. They meet at a card game and sort of hit it off and lo and behold seem to be good for each other and their gambling.