Dumb Money

Internet commenter Keith Gill sinks his life savings into GameStop stock and posts about it. When his social posts start blowing up, so do his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets rich—until the billionaires fight back, and both sides find their worlds turned upside down.

  • Released: 2023-10-20
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
  • Stars: Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Sebastian Stan, Pete Davidson, Shailene Woodley, Anthony Ramos, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dane DeHaan, Myha'la Herrold, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Talia Ryder, Olivia Thirlby, Kate Burton, Clancy Brown
  • Director: Craig Gillespie
  • simonherland - 22 June 2024
    The true story drives the fun, but the movie itself comes short
    The movie is primarily carried by the original true story itself. It's entertaining to watch mostly because the story is so unique and interesting. But the film itself fails to capture the excitement and intensity of the real event. It feels a bit anticlimactic, and the build up is way too predictable. It doesn't feel as it was in real life.

    I think Seth Rogan was a mistake in the casting. It's hard to take him seriously or even imagine him as a top exec. He could fit much better in a more comedic role. That said, he did act well and did his best, and it was not bad at all, just the wrong role.

    Pete Davisson's character was a complete waste of time. He did not add any value to the story. I get that he was there for comedic effect but it just didn't feel right. They could have spent that screen time on building a backstory to the main character or the background to the economic woes that made the GameStop story so intense.

    It was a fun watch, but the movie felt cheap, shallow, and poorly edited. I didn't feel any particular sympathy for any of the characters, except Kitty. That should speak volumes.
  • screenwriter-972-149612 - 3 April 2024
    Stay Away!
    If you really, really want to spend close to two hours with the absolute scum of American society, then this is the film for you. From the senseless and, dare I say it? Obscene musical score to the characterization of each and every character as an ignorant bottom feeding creep, you'll want to shower after seeing Dumb Money. One of the worst films I've seen in the last 25 years and that's saying something. Stay away. You've been warned. - I'm required to write another 130 characters to get this past the 'submit' portal, so here goes. If you want to feel bad about the life, see Dumb Money. If you want to become deeply concerned about the character of American culture and particularly the movie industry, see Dumb Money. If you want to feel bad, see Dumb Money.