In “Dumb Money,” directed by Craig Gillespie, the GameStop short squeeze of 2021 serves as a backdrop for a captivating exploration of financial market imbalances, all while delivering an entertaining narrative. In contrast to Adam McKay’s “The Big Short,” this film focuses on storytelling. It centers around Keith Gill (Paul Dano), known as Roaring Kitty, whose Reddit-driven short squeeze against GameStop caused upheaval in the financial world. The story delves into the aftermath, including RobinHood’s controversial trading halt and congressional investigations. Gillespie’s canvas is wide, featuring a range of characters affected by the GameStop frenzy. The ensemble cast shines, though the film occasionally lacks deeper insights into the event’s complexities. “Dumb Money” wisely avoids excessive critiques of capitalism, maintaining a fluid narrative that highlights the resilience of ordinary individuals challenging established financial norms. Visit my flixer 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