A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
The story follows Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading, denounced by her former lover, Renault, who still holds a heavy grudge towards her for their breakup, after getting a promotion a few years ago. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to re-brand herself as America's latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is not so quick to forgive and forget. With nowhere to go and no one to scam, Michelle is forced to move in with former assistant Claire and her young daughter, Rachel. Now at her lowest point, Michelle wastes no time in devising a winner-take-all plan to rebuild her empire..
The songs playing in the opening montage when Michelle is repeatedly sent back to the orphanage not only relate to each year but also to Michelle wanting to be loved by her adoptive family. See more »
Several times throughout the movie it is referred that Michelle is a "parolee". She was investigated by the SEC and would have been convicted in federal court then imprisoned with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She would not have been on "parole" upon release. The Federal government abolished parole in 1987 with the Sentencing Reform Act. See more »
Money (That's What I Want)
Written by Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy, Jr.), Janie Bradford
Performed by Charli XCX
Courtesy of East West Records UK Ltd.
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