Money Monster tells the story of financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.
If it’s anything that you should take out of this review, let me just say you’ll find it right here: see it to support women in film, especially those behind the camera. Jodie Foster absolutely KILLED IT as a director and you would expect so after being so long in the industry. She knew what she was doing and built the tension throughout the film and even filled it with the laughs it needed, even when you felt slightly doubtful of why you were actually laughing in that moment it seemed appropriate in the timing that it came in the film.
Being one of the top scripts on the popular screenwriting website The Blcklst, it’s actually surprising it took so long to get picked up because it’s absolutely top work. It reflects today’s struggles through each of the characters from different perspectives and it had memorable supporting characters, no matter if they were the recognisable names of Dominic West who played IBIS owner Walt Camby and Chris Baur (of True Blood fame) who had a tiny part as the negotiator or the almost unrecognisable of Lenny Venito who plays Lenny the Cameraman.
The critics who pan the film are overly critical of the film as a whole and don’t really understand how good this film actually is. It’s something that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. It takes a hold of you tightly and doesn’t let you go until it wraps itself up rather quickly in it’s final moments but it’s something that needs to be seen to show the support needed for women in film, to lift that gender bias especially needed behind the camera.