Craig Gillespie’s “Dumb Money” navigates the GameStop short squeeze of 2021, offering a revealing look at the financial market’s disparities while ensuring entertainment remains at its core. Distinct from Adam McKay’s “The Big Short,” the film strikes a unique balance. The movie revolves around Keith Gill (Paul Dano), known as Roaring Kitty, whose Reddit-led short squeeze rattled GameStop and hedge funds alike. The story delves into the aftermath, including the controversial trading halt on RobinHood and congressional investigations. With a wide-ranging canvas, the film portrays various characters affected by the GameStop phenomenon. The ensemble cast shines, though at times, “Dumb Money” could have explored deeper dynamics. It wisely refrains from excessive capitalism critique, maintaining a fluid dramedy style. This film serves as a testament to ordinary people challenging the established financial order, reminding us of their resilience in an unpredictable world. Visit afdah movies 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