Mad Money Movie Review Summary

Actors: Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah

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Three women who work at the Federal Reserve devise a con to steal money. Affluent Bridget and her husband are on hard times ever since her husband lost his job. She is forced to take a janitorial job at the Federal Reserve Bank. When she learns that a large amount of bank notes are regularly disposed of, she thinks of a way to steal it. For the plan to work, she enlists two other employees, Jackie who transports the bills to the shredding machine, and Nina, who mans the shredder. Their con is two intercept the bills while they are being transported to the shredding room, hide them in a trash bin, retrieve them, then split them three ways in the rest room. Their plan works, and they continue doing this while getting filthy rich in the process. They agree not to spend lavishly, however, they each indulge in some crazy shopping binges. When the bank becomes suspicious of them, they get rid of the remaining money but not all of it. Jackie and NIna get caught and are interrogated. Bridget gets a lawyer and is able to drop all charges. However, they must pay their taxes, wiping out all they have. Much later, they all meet again and Bridget tells the girls that she hid money for all three of them.
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Best part of story, including ending: It's a con movie starring unseasoned women criminals.

Best scene in story: When they go on their shopping trips, each having very different tastes.

Opinion about the main character: I don't think it's believable that a girl like Bridget can pull off something like this.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals stealing from honest people Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   govt employee Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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