An ensemble improv-a-thon in the vein of Christopher Guest’s films, The Grand by Zak Penn (Incident at Loch Ness) skewers the recent poker craze. With a stellar cast, including David Cross, Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines, Dennis Farina, Michael McKean, “SNL”’s Chris Parnell, Ray Romano and, believe it or not, Werner Herzog, you can’t go wrong.

While the chemistry isn’t as magical as with Guest’s seasoned ensemble, there are some hilarious moments and some inventive characters, with some dead-on satire of Vegas and poker-chic. From Farina’s hardboiled “Old Vegas” tactics to Richard Kind’s clueless online poker champion to McKean’s soulless developer (his best role in some time), The Grand sets its sights on Vegas in an effective satire.

Grade: A-

The Grand is currently available.