Money Monster: It was worth taking Clooney hostage!


It’s the kind of movie BCBG’s Croisette critics take pride in denigrating (“Push Doors Open”, “Too Clear”, etc.). But in front of the audience he brazenly takes his foot. Presented today out of competition (at the same time as it was released in French cinemas, exceptionally on Thursday), money monster By Jodie Foster presents a welcome break after performances So Cannes Film Festival cyranevada (3 hour Romanian movie) and stay upright (The Forbidden Roaming of the Drifting Screenwriter Imagined by Alain Giraudi.) And it proves that the actress and director came five years ago with a gloomy melody Beaver ComplexHe knows how to set his rhythm.

Facts: In New York, on FNN, the sassy Lee Gates (George Clooney) moves money monsterIt is a daily stock market advisory program that has achieved great popularity. One day dumplings: Ibis Clear Capital, the company that Gates advised to bet on, sees its business go down after a mysterious computer error that caused the group to lose $800 million in one afternoon. Kyle Bodwell, a delivery man whose savings have run out, blows a fuse and takes Gates hostage to life. without a goal? Get explanations from the president of the Ibis hotel, Walt Campy (Dominic West), which is strangely invisible. As the police take a stand and social networks fly away, the show’s director, Patti Finn (Julia Roberts), will do everything to avoid a bloodbath from her control room.

George Clooney, Junk Midas

OK then. From start to finish, money monster He stirs and kneads a whole gamut of familiar characters from a particular American cinema with social and political pretensions. fromdog back to me inside man (…with Jodie Foster) via crazy city“High Level Hostage Taking” is a well-organized sub-genre on the lit road money monster Shares without much surprise. In the wake of the anti-finance riots that flourished in America after 2008, such as margin call,
wolf of wall street Or, more recently, very sparkling

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Jodie Foster’s pamphlet also criticizes the greed of the outlaw stock market system that only serves to destroy small savers. It was co-written by Jim Cove, a seasoned Hollywood pen pal veteran, to whom we owe the script to the excellent ’80s movie Friends. close monitoring, so it smells ‘vintage’. But not mothballs!

Not striving to be what it is not (smart movie), money monster It adopts an alert rhythm and doubles the twists and turns to prevent the slightest boredom. The events properly relate to the bloated media environment in which we have been immersed since Web 2.0 and the film lends credibility to its plot by observing the audience’s entertaining fascination with the drama being tied in first hand. Impeccably professional, even if their characters lack a bit of added value, Clooney and Roberts get the job done perfectly and are reunited, after eleventh ocean, have little effect. Always fond of making fun of himself, Clooney has fun, going so far as to allow himself to be photographed on the toilet bowl to play the arrogant Midas in a hurry with the litter with mud feet.

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At the heart of a classic but not unfashionable theatrical performance, Foster extracts just enough satirical humor, without interfering with the seriousness of the context. The recent revelation of the great mystery (where did the 800 potatoes go?) will surely fuel critical speculation about the supposed Manichaeism. money monster. However, it’s not entirely true: “You took advantage of it without asking yourself any questions as long as your stock went up,” Ibis Clear Capital boss responds to Budwell small saver at his peak, pointing out to us all collectively our share of the responsibility in the crazy money maelstrom. . It might be obvious, but this hits the target.

In the end, even if we prefer intimacy and authenticity more beaver complexAnd money monster It deserves attention for its compatibility with current events and its complete lack of pretension. Regularly punctuated by (honest) laughter in the room, this was welcomed more than honorable entertainment with a standing ovation in the final credits: Foster’s movement seems to have earned points today in the Cannes market.


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