David versus Goliath. This is more or less how we can define Easy money (Dumb Moneyin the original), drama and comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie that is attracting a lot of attention within the HBO Max catalog.
The feature film, officially released in November 2023, is inspired by a real story that shocked the North American financial market.
With a script written by Lauren Schuker Blum, Rebecca Angelo and Ben Mezrich, Easy money aroused a lot of interest among the public by showing how ordinary people can stand out over financially powerful people when they come together.
But, after all, what is the story of Easy money? What is the real case that inspired the film? Who is in the cast of the work?
Below, find out everything about HBO Max's hot movie!
Easy Money: trailer, plot and cast
Money Facil adapts the intriguing story of Keith Gill, an American financial analyst and investor who became famous for triumphing over the Wall Street sharks by betting on a company that was almost bankrupt: GameStop, a video game and entertainment retailer founded in 1984.
Using the pseudonym “Fierce Cat”, Keith Gill used the “wallstreetbets” channel on Reddit to create a movement in which several small investors bought shares in GameStop, which was in decline, almost going bankrupt. This caused the value of the company and its shares to soar, leaving many large investors at a loss, as they were betting on the asset's decline.
According to the synopsis, the film “follows the chaos on Wall Street after GameStop shares soared due to a movement organized by small investors on Reddit's WallStreetBets forum, causing billions in losses for large investment funds.
The film stars Paul Dano, who plays Gill. In addition to them, the main cast includes names such as Pete Davidson, Vincent D'Onofrio, America Ferrera, Myha'la, Nick Offerman, Seth Rogen, Sebastian Stan and Shailene Woodley.
Easy Money is inspired by a real story that changed the North American financial market.Source: Columbia Pictures
Is Easy Money good? See film notes
Since it was released, Easy money It attracted a lot of attention because of its real story. And this is reflected in the good ratings that the film received on the main sites that aggregate ratings for films and series.
On IMDb, for example, the attraction earned 6.9 stars out of 10 (based on 32 thousand reviews). Now on Rotten Tomatoes, Easy money It was approved by 84% of specialized critics and 85% of the general audience, gathering many positive comments regarding its plot and the performances of the star-studded cast.