Dumb Money (2023) Movie Review – A slick economy comedy with serious undertones

It’s the Economy, Stupid

Hollywood loves a true story, and it seems to take them less and less time these days to rip them from the headlines and propel them to the big screen. This is the case with Dumb Money, the epic tale of Keith Gill (Paul Dano), the quirky YouTuber who goes by the name of Roaring Kitty. He offers financial guidance to his many followers in 2021, at the height of the global pandemic, and becomes convinced that GameStop, the struggling gaming retailer, would make for a good investment.

Dumb Money introduces us to an ensemble of characters–the potential investors and the rich and greedy hedge fund people–and informs us of their individual net worth. This really hits home the David vs. Goliath-type battle that is about to take place.

This film feels like the adopted sibling of Adam McKay’s The Big Short, which also dealt with a true story about the economy and the greed of hedge fund investors. We don’t have Margot Robbie in a hot tub explaining the stock market to us this time, but instead we have an ensemble cast of normal folk who don’t fully understand it either. However, they are willing to follow Roaring Kitty’s genius advice and keep investing. 

Dumb Money is a stylish, witty and well-paced movie that features an outstanding supporting cast, including Pete Davidson, Seth Rogen and Nick Offerman. You will leave the cinema feeling like you made a good investment of your time, and maybe even find yourself wanting to dip your hand into the stock market. 


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  • Verdict - 8/10

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