“Dumb Money,” directed by Craig Gillespie, brings the GameStop short squeeze of 2021 to the forefront, offering an illuminating perspective on the financial market’s disparities while ensuring an engaging viewing experience. Unlike Adam McKay’s “The Big Short,” this film leans more towards storytelling than didacticism. It revolves around Keith Gill (Paul Dano), aka Roaring Kitty, whose Reddit-driven short squeeze against GameStop disrupted the financial world. The story delves into the aftermath, including RobinHood’s controversial trading halt and congressional investigations. With a wide canvas, the film features a diverse array of characters affected by the GameStop frenzy. The ensemble cast shines, even though the film occasionally lacks deeper insights into the event’s complexities. “Dumb Money” wisely avoids excessive critiques of capitalism, maintaining a fluid and engaging narrative that underscores the resilience of ordinary individuals challenging established financial norms. Visit HDtoday for more!
Dumb Money | September 29, 2023 (United States)
Director: Craig GillespieWriter: Lauren Schuker Blum, Rebecca Angelo, Ben MezrichStars: Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D'OnofrioSummary: Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (the video game st... Read all
Countries: United StatesLanguages: English