Mad Money [Blu-ray]
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Her ingenious and simple plan requires the help of two other people, and soon she persuades the reluctant Nina Brewster (Queen Latifah) and the ditsy Jackie Truman (Katie Holmes) to aid and abet her scheme to steal worn out bills before they get shredded.
All together now:
And the money kept rolling in from every side
Jackie's pretty hands reached out and they reached wide
Now you may feel it should have
been a conscience-pricking scheme
But that's not the point my friends
When the money keeps rolling in, you don't ask how
Think of all the people guaranteed a good time now
Bridget called the needy to her, opened up the doors
Never been a fund like the Federal Reserve Bank plan*
After a while, there are thoughts of calling it a day, but Bridget pushes hard for milking it for all it's worth.
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS)
1. The lack of money is the root of all scheming
2. People who live with poor spouses shouldn't clean banks
3. A dollar saved is a dollar earned
4. Don't throw the money out with the trash paper
5. Money changes everything
6. Two things are certain - theft and taxes
This is a light hearted comedy about three women from different backgrounds who come together to pull off an unlikely heist from a secure facility.Read more ›
Ted Danson delivers a great performance as the unemployed husband of Bridget, who not only lost his highly paid executive job, but is now depressed and confronting reality for at his age, he no longer feels confident enough to start again.
The three women work at what looks like Fort Knox, where money is disposed off by banks because it becomes too old to circulate. They simply shred millions every day. To support her family, Bridget, played by Diane Keaton, comes up with a rather ingenious plot that is both fun and believable.
In order to be successful in her plan to steal lots of money, Bridget enlists others. Nina, played by Queen Latifah, and Jackie, superbly played by Katie Holmes, become the other two in this trio of thieves. We found ourselves laughing, enjoying the suspense, and hoping that they get away with their creative money recycling business.
The action starts when Bridget Cardigan (Diane Keaton) finds out that she and her husband Don (Ted Danson) have finally gone broke after a year of his being unemployed after a "downsizing." Bridget tries in desperation to find work until her former maid gives her a tip that the Federal Reserve Bank is hiring--janitors. Bridget goes from being a wealthy suburbanite to a bank janitor very quickly as she attempts to save the house she has with her husband Don.
When she works at the bank, Bridget can't believe how much money she sees--and none of it, of course, is hers. They actually shred it! She soon concocts a plan to "recycle" some of the money and therefore steal it for herself and her husband. Yet Bridget knows she will need help; she can't do that big a job by herself. She eventually enlists "space cadet" Jackie Truman (Katie Holmes) who lives in a trailer with her husband Bob (Adam Rothenberg). She also gets help from an initially very reluctant Nina Brewster (Queen Latifah) who does the actual shredding of the money.
It isn't long before the women successfully make their first robbery--they pull it off! They're just beginning to celebrate when Bridget's husband Don walks into the room and there's some pretty big explaining to do. Bridget, no matter what, eventually convinces everyone with her aggressive attacks that more heists are necessary for them to have "what they want."
Of course, from here the plot can go anywhere.Read more ›
The movie plays on stereotypes to set up a modern "women are capable" theme. You have the "young airhead". You have the "ghetto black woman". You have the "rich white witch". But they are smart, aggressive and I guess capable of being thieves--yeah Gloria Steinem, right? The twist at the end just pushes this point even further. I really couldn't figure out what message I was sold. Is this is a very sad dark comedy about how greedy, materialistic idolator Americans are like "Pretty Woman" or "Erin Brokovich"? Or is this a movie about getting yours as "they" (ie the rich, ruling class) have always gotten theirs? Either way it is a sad statement. And the stereotypes are not even funny. They are just eye rolling absurd. I mean "Mom, there is a white woman at the door." What? This movie not be from 2015 but it was recent. And the silly "We just want our kids to get a good education" nonsense was debunked decades. So why rehash it? I guess whoever is behind this felt that rehashing feminism was worth it so why not black stereotypes.
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