Hitting the Nuts Deals a Winning Hand
A little over a month ago, I received a tweet about a new "poker comedy" that was coming out on DVD called "Hitting the Nuts."
It had won Best Feature Film at the Derby City Film Festival earlier this year and won the Audience Choice Award at the Cincinnati Film Festival last year.
It was $14.98 on the site with a release date of April 15th. I decided to buy the DVD and take a gamble.
The DVD arrived on April 18th via US Mail, so they already had brownie points for actually delivering on time. This movie is the "true story" of the Scott County Series of Poker, a yearly underground poker tournament held every year in Indiana. It is set up in a "mockumentary" style similar to "The Grand."
I won't lie. The first thought when I looked over the case was "this is probably going to be crap."
The movie was written, directedÃÂ and produced by Joe Boyd. He even played one of the characters, Ezekiel Yoder. Had I not seen the previews before this, I might have went into this with a negative view. Fortunately, I had seen the previews, so I was looking forward to checking it out.
Here are your base characters:
William Argo and Jill Fields
Josh and Dirty Rivers
Rev. Thomas Masterson
Mayor Gary Stetson