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Molly's Game on Netflix has fans saying the same thing

The Aaron Sorkin film has proved popular with audiences

Francesca Shillcock

Molly's Game has been a huge hit with Netflix users, landing a spot in the top 10 movies for this week. As well as the plot and cast going down a treat, fans seem to be in agreement that writer and director Aaron Sorkin's work is what makes the film so brilliant.

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Given Aaron's recent success this award season with nods at the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the Oscars for his Netflix film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, it's perhaps unsurprising that film fans have been seeking out his other work – and plenty have been taking to social media to express their awe for the writer of Molly's Game.

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One person wrote: "Shouldn't be surprised it was Aaron Sorkin given the dialogue. Really enjoyed it. Great story, great performances and some really moving moments. #MollysGame."

A second person echoed this, writing: "Just noticed Mollys Game landed on Netflix. If you've not seen this I highly recommend! A movie I just keep coming back to. Amazing writing & directing from the legend Aaron Sorkin and next level performances from @jes_chastain and @idriselba, true story as well."

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The true-crime film has been a hit on Netflix recently

A third person was equally impressed with the movie, commenting: "Highly recommend the "Molly's Game" movie. Based on a real story, this movie is interesting, intriguing and will keep you at the edge of your chair the whole time. #Movie2021 #mollysgame #Netflix," while a fourth simply tweeted: "Mollys Game on Netflix was soooo good."

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Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba in Molly's Game

The film tells the real-life story of Molly Bloom, an underground poker player who soon becomes the target of an FBI investigation after her gaming empire, which involves the Russian mob, celebrities and business tycoons, becomes exposed.

Taking on the lead role of Molly is Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain, while The Wire's Idris Elba plays the part of her lawyer, Charlie Jaffey. Star of Succession and Aaron Sorkin's other hit film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Jeremy Strong also co-stars, as well as Kevin Costner and Chris O'Dowd.

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