Bunch of Smart Ass-ets: On-Air Film Review of ‘Dumb Money’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on September 21st, 2023, reviewing “Dumb Money,” featuring Paul Dano as Keith Gill, a rogue stock trader. Opening in theaters everywhere September 29th.

Dano is Gill, who is a “retail stock trader” online, who hosts a live stream on the subject. The one percenters who control the stock market call these folks “dumb money.” Gill notes during the pandemic in 2020-21 that the stock of GameStop is being “shorted” by Wall Street hustlers. He buys and holds, and encourages his followers to do the same, including nurse Jennifer (America Ferrera), college student Harmony (Talia Ryder) and even GameStop clear Marcos (Anthony Ramos). When multi-millionaire Gabe Plotkin (Seth Rogen) notices this weird activity, it may cost him billions. Meanwhile, Gill, his wife Caroline (Shailene Woodley) and brother Kevin (Pete Davidson) may be getting rich.

Dumb Money
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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “Dumb Money” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, September 21st, 2023 …

”Dumb Money” opens in theaters everywhere on September 29th. Featuring Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Vincent D’Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman and Shailene Woodley. Written by Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Rated “R”

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