Sam Levy
Kevin P. Sullivan
September 17, 2015 AT 04:01 PM EDT

Mississippi Grind, the new film from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), is a gambling movie — but not the kind that we typically see, where handsome men in suits roll up to Las Vegas casinos and win it all. 

No, the road film, starring Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) and Ryan Reynolds, is about the quieter corners of the gaming world, where normal — sometimes desperate — folks are just looking for a bit of luck. 

In an exclusive clip above, you see just that kind of moment as Gerry (Mendelsohn) and Curtis (Reynolds) win big at a race track as they make their way down the Mississippi. 

Mississippi Grind is available now on DirecTV and hits theaters on Sept. 25.

This comedy-drama from writer-director duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson) follows Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises) as they bet their way down south on a road trip that will lead them to a high-stakes game in New Orleans. Capturing the scuzzy casino demi-monde of bettors, losers, and dreamers, the Sundance catalog stakes a claim that the movie ''instantly joins the classic canon of films about gambling.''
Sam Levy

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