Paul Dano and Seth Rogen find themselves on opposite ends of a tug-of-war in Craig Gillespie’s take on the infamous GameStop Wall Street scandal. Everybody expects GameStop to fail. Hedge fund managers like Gabe Plotkin (Rogen) bet billions on the hope that it does. Keith Gill (Dano) thinks otherwise. Operating out of his basement as an amateur investor, he’s been adamant for years that the company is undervalued, posting regular updates and videos online to make his case. When a few average citizens start to pay attention, it sparks a bonfire. It isn’t long before big money does everything in its power to throw water on the grassroots movement.
Why You Should See This Film
Dumb Money captures the rabid creativity of the internet and the power of community many found there in 2021. What started as a silly gamble quickly turned into a national battle of wits between the haves and the have-nots, with nurses, college students, and even rank-and-file GameStop employees jumping into the stock market to try and prove the billionaires wrong. Gillespie (I, Tonya, Cruella) brings his wicked sense of humour to this outrageous story, bolstered by an extraordinary cast that includes Pete Davidson, Shailene Woodley and America Ferrera.
- Year: 2023
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Craig Gillespie
- Cast: Pete Davidson, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman
- Duration: 104 minutes
- Language: English