The new film “Dumb Money” tells the story of the GameStop short squeeze, a financial phenomenon that took the world by storm in early 2021. The film stars Paul Dano as Keith Gill, the Reddit user who led the charge against Wall Street short sellers, and Pete Davidson as Jamie Rogozinski, a fellow Redditor who played a key role in the movement.
The film is directed by Craig Gillespie, who is best known for his work on the films “I, Tonya” and “Cruella.” Gillespie said that he was drawn to the story of the GameStop short squeeze because it was “a real David vs. Goliath story.”
“It was a story about a group of outsiders who took on the big guys and won,” Gillespie said. “I thought that was a story that needed to be told.”
The film has been praised for its realistic portrayal of the GameStop short squeeze and for its performances, particularly Dano’s performance as Keith Gill.
Dano is simply superb as Gill,” wrote critic David Rooney in The Hollywood Reporter. “He captures Gill’s intelligence, his passion, and his vulnerability with equal skill.”
The film has also been praised for its humor and its energy.
Dumb Money is a wild ride, a roller coaster of emotions that will keep you on the edge of your seat,” wrote critic Peter Travers in Rolling Stone. “It’s also a surprisingly funny and heartwarming film.”
The film is a must-see for anyone who is interested in the GameStop short squeeze or in the financial world in general. It is also a great film for anyone who enjoys a good underdog story.