The Poker House - DVD Drama

Actress-turned-director Lori Petty makes her feature directorial debut with this period drama set in 1976 and exploring a typical day in the life of a decidedly atypical teen named Agnes. Some folks have the luxury of living each day to the fullest, but for Agnes every day is a grueling struggle for survival; her mother is strung-out on drugs, her home has been overrun by degenerates, and her only father figure is a pimp. For Agnes and her two younger sisters this particular day will be marked by both tragedy and triumph, but which will resonate most in the days and weeks to follow? Selma Blair, Bookeem Woodbine, and David Allan Grier star. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide


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Released - Tuesday, August 18 , 2009