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Dumb Money Parents Guide Movie Review + Age Rating

Dumb Money story is so intriguing, aided the talented cast makes this one worth watching. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.

Dumb Money Parents Guide

Dumb Money opens in theaters across the United States on Friday, September 29th. The film stars Seth Rogen (Gabe Plotkin), Paul Dano (Keith Gill), Pete Davidson (regular guy Kevin Gill), Shailene Woodley (Keith’s wife, Caroline Gill), Nick Offerman (Ken Griffin), Vincent D’Onofrio (Steve Cohen), Anthony Ramos (Marcus Barcia), Talia Ryder (Harmony Williams), Clancy Brown (Steve Gill), Sebastian Stan (Vlad Tenev), Kate Burton (Elaine Gill), and single mom Jenny, played by America Ferrera. The film was written by Lauren Schuker Blum, Rebecca Angelo, and Ben Mezrich and directed by Craig Gillespie. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.

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Dumb Money Parents Guide

In Dumb Money movie: Everyday people flip the script on Wall Street and get rich by turning GameStop into one of the world’s hottest companies. In the middle of everything is Keith Gill, a regular guy who starts it all by sinking his life savings into the stock. When his social media posts start blowing up, so does his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets wealthy — until the billionaires fight back and both sides find their worlds turned upside down.

Dumb Money Parents Guide

Dumb Money Age Rating Parents Guide

Let’s take a look at what concerned parents need to know about the age ratings of the series before letting their younger children watch Dumb Money.

LanguageDumb Money does contain strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include f*ck, p*&&y, b*tch, a**h*le, wh*re, a**, d*mn, and ret*rds.

Mature Content: Other than the stronger words in the film, the other big thing to watch out for parents in this parental guide is the mature themes and drug use. Characters are shown smoking weed, snorting cocaine, and engaging in other forms of drug abuse. There are some brief nudity, such as sex-related images, a bare bottom and bare chest, but no sexual content, or sex scenes in the film, but the songs played throughout include sexually explicit lyrics. A family member is discussed as having died from COVID, which can be triggering for some viewers. Characters are also shown consuming alcohol.

Age Rating of Dumb Money: Sony Pictures and Black Bear Pictures Dumb Money film rating has an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America – MPAA rating – for pervasive language, sexual material, and drug use, and the parental guidelines advisory recommends it for a mature audience, an older audience, an adult audience, young adults, and teens aged 17 years and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or a legal guardian (adult guardian) for this restricted R category is highly suggested for young children, young kids, and younger viewers under 17 years of age in this R-rated motion picture for adult material. The minimum age recommendation is 17 years old.

Overall Thoughts

Dumb Money is a comedy-drama film directed by Craig Gillespie and is an insane true story of everyday people who were part of the GameStop stock market frenzy of 2021. The film follows a group of Redditors who band together to take on Wall Street by manipulating the stock market, and it is the ultimate David and Goliath tale. They are led by David Portnoy (Stan), the founder of Barstool Sports, and Keith Gill (Rogen), a self-taught investor. The group is able to drive up the price of GameStop stock to unprecedented heights, causing billions of dollars in losses for hedge funds.

The performances in Dumb Money are commendable, with the actors effectively portraying the emotions, frustrations, and triumphs of the real-life individuals they are based on. The characters are based on everyday humans who just want a chance at life. Their passion and determination shine through, and it is easy to become emotionally invested in their rollercoaster ride. On the flipside, there are, of course, villains who represent the 1% in Ameria and seem to be not only above the law but also part of a rigged system set up to make the rich richer.

While the characters may be labeled as “dumb money” due to their lack of experience, their performances in ‘Dumb Money’ prove that they are far from ignorant investors. They demonstrate resilience, intelligence, and an unwavering belief in their cause—a society where everyone gets rich. The entire cast delivers strong performances that make the characters relatable and memorable.

Dumb Money excels in its portrayal of the excitement and fast-paced nature of the events surrounding Gamestop’s stock. The film’s high-energy narrative keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, mirroring the rollercoaster ride of the stock. However, one downside of Dumb Money’s approach is its limited exploration of the stock market mechanics behind the GameStop saga. While the film accurately captures the essence of the events, it could have delved deeper into the intricacies of the market and provided a more comprehensive analysis. This lack of detailed explanation may leave some viewers wanting more.

Overall, Dumb Money is a captivating and entertaining film that successfully brings the GameStop stock phenomenon to life. With commendable performances and relatable characters, it is easy to become emotionally invested in their journey.

Dumb Money Parents Guide