This movie didn't have a whole lot going for it in the first place, but the timing of it all just kind of forces us to call Deal a "poor man's 21," what with having a ridiculously similar storyline and everything. Bret Harrison — who is utterly adorable on Reaper — plays a smart college kid with a skill for winning at poker, though he gets even better under the tutelage of grizzled ex-gambler Tommy (Burt Reynolds). Then, of course, the protégé and the pro go head to head in a high-stakes game.
Oh, and Shannon Elizabeth (who still takes part in scripted projects, who knew?) plays a high-class prostitute. So. There's that.
Deal opens in limited release Friday April 25. To check out the preview,
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