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Movie Review: Wall Street Money Never Sleeps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Gordon Gekko gets out of jail in 2001 and in 2008 meets his future son in law Jacob (Shia LaBeouf) who is dim and easily manipulated. His estranged daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan) isn’t so trusting and an evil banker named Bretton James (Josh Brolin) lurks.

Winnie and Jacob live in a huge apartment. Everyone lives a life of excess and toxic sub-prime debt. Jacob’s mentor throws himself under a train because of Bretton James. Jacob wants to pursue a clean energy project and gets involved in a convoluted scheme involving James and Gekko to do so.

Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) has a cameo and has become scummier since the original. There is impenetrable lingo. Winnie runs out of the room every time Gekko shows up, Gekko is a psycho, the 2008 crash causes carnage and global financial meltdown. Bretton James is evil. Jacob is dim. Gordon Gekko strikes again and this was implausible. It had early promise but lacked substance.

Best Lines:
“One gold money clip with no money in it.”

“Greed got greedier.”

“Those angry liberals.”

“Defending your father is like defending smallpox.”

“The rumours were true.”
“You made them true.”

“I thought this was a charity event Gordon, why don’t you go find some?”

“That name doesn’t mean anything anymore.”

“You are the moral hazard.”

“You mean like a real job?”
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