ByVitmor Steinfeld, writer at
Vitmor Steinfeld

That's right. It's no joke. Before both of them were worldwide known superstars they starred in a movie called The Poker House.

This 2008 movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sophi Bairley, Bokeem Woodbine and Selma Blair.

"Lori Petty (the director of the movie) tells her real life story through her character Agnes. Agnes is a 14 year old girl, an aspiring basketball player with straight A's. She has 2 younger sisters which she tries to protect from the life her mother leads. Her mom is a prostitute who brings home different men every night. Her pimp comes in and smacks her around to get the money out of her and she takes it because she is in love with him. To earn extra money the two older girls have jobs. Agnes works at a pizza place as well as a newspaper as she is an aspiring writer. Bee, the middle sister delivers papers in the morning. The baby tries to sleep over at her friends house because her friend has food. The three struggling children try and make ends meet with the only father type figure being their mother's pimp. The pimp ultimately rapes Agnes on her living room floor."

Taken from imdb.

Jennifer Lawrence plays Agnes, and here, she proves that she was a great actress even before Silver Linings Playbook. It is a deep and emotional story, very well directed and i sure do advise you to watch, if you haven't already.


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