There are quite a lot of topics tackled in Jodie Foster’s new film, Money Monster. It makes statements – both overt and subtle – on Wall Street, class, sexism and politics. While the film is a well-executed thriller, managing to stay fairly tense throughout, it doesn’t give us anything new to think about when it comes to those topics. Yes, Wall Street exudes a now inherently amoral nature, the divide between socioeconomic classes is still growing, sexism is alive and well especially in the corporate world, and politics can be manipulated. However, what Money Monster does get right is its depiction of today’s media and how the truth is being sacrificed for the sake of entertainment.
Read Gabrielle’s full review over at The Young Folks!