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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

 -  Drama  -  24 September 2010 (USA)
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Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.

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As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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24 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Wall Street 2  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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£675,549 (UK) (15 October 2010)

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$52,474,616 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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When the film was released, Shia LaBeouf told a story about a disagreement he had with Oliver Stone over a line. He told the press: "We're in the Adirondacks, and Josh Brolin and I are shooting this bike scene. And at one point I say to Josh a line - 'You should look at yourself in the mirror first and see yourself. It might scare you. I looked at the line for a couple of months and thought I'd go to Oliver and say, 'You look at the mirror and look at yourself. It's sort of repetitive. Why don't we just cut one of those? Why don't I say, Look at yourself. It might scare you.' Stone looked at him and calmly replied 'I like mirror. I wrote Scarface (1983). Go fuck yourself.'" See more »

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Great... Until The Third Act
24 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie until its final thirty minutes or so. During those thirty minutes you realize that Stone and his team of writers were searching desperately for a way to end the movie on a positive, hopeful note. We are left to plod along with them on this implausible track. Also, during the ending Gekko's daughter's character consistency is shot to hell and she appears as venal as the characters against whom she rails.

Those moments are especially disappointing because I believed that this movie had the potential to be Stone's best film ever. Carey Mulligan and Michael Douglas in particular delivered great performances. Shia Lebeouf is "good enough." The writing is fairly unpredictable then everything seems to be tied into a nice bundle near the end. The problem was that Stone couldn't quite bring himself to put the bow on that bundle. He wanted to add a bit of glitter to it, which seemed gaudy and completely out of place.

Bottom line: if this movie had ended on a somewhat dark note it would have reflected the reality of modern day Wall Street, and it would have made for a tighter, better movie.

It's worth watching, and if you liked the first Wall Street it probably won't disappoint you. You might want to leave during its third act, though :)


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