by Brodie, September 27, 2006 12:50 PM
The Music of Chance is a well-crafted story about taking risks ? and what can happen if you lose. A driver picks up a hitchhiker and convinces him to go play some poker against two rich eccentrics in Pennsylvania. Things don't go well for the visitors, and a wrenching predicament occurs. Time seems to slow down, or maybe it just disappears. I was very entrenched in the characters and wanted things to get better; there is redemption, but only after many more risks are taken.