Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tip#1076: Strong Women in the Movies, Part 7 - Molly’s Game

Oprah Winfrey recently gave a stirring and electric speech as she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes. It was a powerful message that echoed the growing movement for empowerment of women to achieve equal wages, equal rights and standing up to abusive men in the workplace. I highly recommend you see her inspiring speech. See: Oprah Golden Globes 2018

This inspired me to review some of the memorable movies I enjoyed and wrote about from 2017 that featured strong women leads. Click on any of these nine titles for my write-ups…

Hidden Figures 
Mary Shelley (TIFF 2017) 
The Shape of Water 
Their Finest 
Three Billboards
Unicorn Store (TIFF 2017) 
Wonder Woman 

All these films featured highly empowering female role models with some that were based on true stories. I believe cinema can help shape our world into a better place brimming with mutual respect and equality so please check out these movies! And to round this list off into a Top 10 list is a new title I am thrilled to share as another cinematic tool for motivation!

Molly’s Game (2017)

The biographical drama film, Molly’s Game, is based on the memoir “Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker”. This highly entertaining film features amazing dialogue written by first time director Aaron Sorkin delivered by a fantastic cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Chris O'Dowd and more. See: movie trailer

There was so much to love about this movie! I was inspired by Molly’s perseverance, resilience and smarts in the face of her adversities as well as her strength in maintaining her integrity and values. I was riveted by Jessica Chastain’s performance as Molly and there were many standout scenes with Molly’s lawyer played by Idris Elba and with her father played by Kevin Costner.

There are also lots of tips for building a small business in areas like marketing, niching and customer service. Plus you get to peek into this underground poker world that included Hollywood celebrities, athletes, business tycoons, and the Russian mob. In the end this film was so rich with inspiration and motivation that I was eager to see again even as I was watching it! For me that’s a great sign of a movie I’ll be recommending as a creative tool to empower anyone going through depression, anxiety and difficult times.

Inspiring Themes:
• Following a Vision
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Indestructible Optimism
• Strategic Thinking
• Resourcefulness
• Maintaining Ethics & Values
• Courage
• Confidence
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Family
• Supportive Relationships

Strong women characters in the movies can be a valuable resource to receive life lessons for dealing with challenging situations or people. Whether you are male or female these cinematic role models can help steer you through obstacles that you encounter in your life, relationships or workplace. Find a movie hero today to inspire your own inner strengths and success!

Related Tips:
Tip#1025: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 10 - Lion 
Tip#1039: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 5 - Maudie 
Tip#1024: Strong Women in the Movies, Part 6 - Women’s March – Made in Dagenham

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Remember How Movies Can Help You:
A) Entertain & Escape
B) Re-energize & Release
C) Inspiration & Motivation

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