Money Monster

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Jodie Foster directs a film about a gunman who takes over a television studio in the crime, drama, thriller, Money Monster. Financial television host, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is taken hostage during his live television show, Money Monster by enraged investor Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell). The problem began when Budwell took the advice of Gates and invested sixty thousand dollars in some high tech stock – only to lose every penny. Budwell is convinced there is some kind of conspiracy so he forces Gates to wear a bomb vest while the producer, Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) tries desperately to find out why the stocks crashed. I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting too much from this movie considering the plot is focused on investments. Actually, I was expecting some sort of complicated film about stocks and bonds but this story is very easy to understand. Granted, it’s more about what will happen to the television crew but the tension is what makes this movie so good. Jodie Foster does a fantastic job putting this story together and keeping it suspenseful without dragging it out. (Longer isn’t always better.) It’s also nice to see a somewhat original film with a social commentary that has a touch of humor. As much as I liked this movie it turns to the unrealistic when they move from the television studio into the streets. The biggest surprise is that both my wife and I enjoyed this film and I’m giving it a B+ rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.