Money Monster | ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Ann and I enjoyed this movie a few days ago. The plot was filled with twists and was pretty suspenseful. I thought Gorge Clooney did a credible job projecting (sort of) CNBC financial shock jock Jim Cramer. The movie itself was a bit of a sendup of TV and radio pundits, both financial and political. The heart of the story revolves around a person who actually believed what Clooney's character was saying about a specific company stock and "invested" all of his inheritance in it.

I also liked the twisted look at the ways that hostage crises directly and indirectly affect people as these situations take a life of their own. In such things people and groups seem to go with what they are most comfortable with. Most interesting was how Clooney's character got to know his hostage taker and began to care abut him. Also interesting how the movie portrayed the narcissistic corporate CEO.

I liked the movie and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★☆☆☆.

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  1. Glad to hear that you liked it. I have a movie going friend who thought it was just okay. I hope to see it soon!

    1. LOL. I probably could have given it 6 stars Debby.

  2. Thanks for the review - I will look out for this one.


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