Money Monster opens with a financial advice show called Money Monster. The show’s host is Lee Gates, played by George Clooney in terrifically charming/smarming form. His producer is Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts), and all just seems like it’s going to be another day at the office. Patty is sick of Lee, Lee seems to be on top of his world and doesn’t care about anyone else’s. That is until a young man named Kyle (played by Jack O’Connell) holds Lee and the station up at gun point and straps a bomb to Lee’s chest for giving him advice that lost him nearly 60,000 dollars.
intimately embracing others. The two stars, Roberts and Clooney, shine here, allowing their characters to grow and envelop the roles they are given.
This movie actually reminded me of director Jodie Foster’s last directorial effort, the excellent The Beaver, because it is a comedy that is much darker than you would expect. With some movies that would be a bad thing, but this one delightfully subverts genre trends and allows the story to be told. My main complaint about this movie is that the eventual investigation goes too quickly; instead of being allowed to flourish, we find out too much too quickly (aka, hackers are just a convenient plot pusher). But that’s not to say that the movie would have been better with that suggestion, indeed, it
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"