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October 9, 2010

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

This movie tells the story of a young trader on Wall Street getting involved with a veteran recently out of prison. The story overall is interesting and the cast portrays it well. But it was boring. The Wall Street insights, jargon, and conversations didn't help with this, because I have no interest in these topics. It was more than just these scenes that lacked my interest though. The Wall Street story line was intermixed with an "emotional" deadbeat dad/heartbroken daughter drama story line. This felt very forced though. It was as if the writers included this story line just to appeal to a greater audience or add some depth, but it didn't accomplish either. On top of that this movie felt very long. I would have guessed it was four hours when in reality it was only two.

Don't miss the last five minutes of this film. Because the writers decided they didn't want you to leave disliking Michael Douglas's character. They made an attempt to reconcile what seems like an ended relationship, but they did it in a way that was completely unrealistic for this character. It ended up being a last minute attempt to create a happy ending. Maybe they had a time limit and didn't have time to wrap up the both story lines. I guess the emotional father/daughter drama got the short end of the stick.

If you have an interest in Wall Street and stock market trading, you might enjoy this movie. Overall, it wasn't terrible. But at best I would recommend it as a Redbox/Netflix option (if nothing better is available). There's no need to rush out to see it now or spend the extra money on a theater ticket.