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No Limit: A Search for the American Dream on the Poker Tournament Trail Details

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Hobbies & Games, Slice of Life

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The intimate and revealing documentary No Limit: A Search for the American Dream on the Poker Tournament Trail commences with two filmmakers - the husband and wife team of director Tim Rhys and producer Susan Genard of Camden Pictures - and their joint decision to embark on a subject-by-subject, 8-month documentary portrait of the "stars" of international poker. Rhys and Genard thus trek off, cameras and four-year-old son in tow, with the casual intention of not only profiling these individual subjects, but playing in the World Series of Poker and winning a little bit of money themselves. The portraits indeed emerge, by turns eccentric, humorous and heartbreaking - each subject with his or her own individualistic rules of play. Yet as Susan and Tim involve themselves in the game, the activity begins to take an on-camera toll on their relationships with their son and each other. Meanwhile, central, haunting questions surface and linger about the enduring ties between professional poker and the quintessential "American dream." ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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