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Greed (2019)

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Satire about the world of the super-rich.

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Michael Winterbottom (screenplay), Sean Gray (additional material by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Coogan ... Sir Richard McCreadie
Isla Fisher ... Samantha
Shirley Henderson ... Margaret
David Mitchell ... Nick
Asa Butterfield ... Finn
Dinita Gohil Dinita Gohil ... Amanda
Sophie Cookson ... Lily
Jamie Blackley ... Young Richard McCreadie
Shanina Shaik ... Naomi
Jonny Sweet ... Jules
Sarah Solemani ... Melanie
Tim Key ... Sam
Asim Chaudhry ... Frank the Lion Tamer
Ollie Locke ... Fabian
Pearl Mackie ... Cathy
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Satire about the world of the super-rich.

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Taglines:

The Devil is in the Retail

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2020 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Greed See more »

Filming Locations:

Monaco See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,163, 1 March 2020

Gross USA:

$355,308

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,457,156
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Trivia

Stephen Fry (as himself) is a guest at the party which has an Ancient Greek theme. In real life, Fry is an expert on Greek mythology, having written two books on the subject: Mythos and Heroes. See more »

Goofs

The end climax of Richards' death by the Lion mauling him is ruled an accident. However, considering the controversy of Richards character no suspicion is cast over his death despite this. In fact, Amanda touched the button that opened the enclosure door with her bare hand. Surly that would've not gone unnoticed by forensics & authorities at the scene given they would've questioned why the enclosure door was open in the first place. See more »

Quotes

Samantha: No one reads the Mail Online, it's cleavage clickbait!
Sir Richard McCreadie: Yeah, except I'M the tit this time.
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References Grease (1978) See more »

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Good intentions, but messy overall.
24 February 2020 | by rustonreviewsSee all my reviews

On the Greek island of Mykonos, British billionaire and fashion retail extraordinaire Sir Richard McCreadie (Coogan, in a role loosely inspired by Sir Philip Green) prepares to celebrate his 60th birthday. While preparations for a wild extravaganza commence, McCreadie is surveyed by Nick (David Mitchell), who has been tasked with writing his biography; a project that will hopefully salvage McCreadie's soiled reputation. Winterbottom's odd comedy is a satirical effort that examines the inequality present throughout the fashion industry. While it is evident that Greed is a film with a clear message to convey, it is somewhat frustrating to see it handled in such a clumsy manner. Greed tackles a myriad of themes, including wealth inequality, the refuge crisis and the superficial nature of reality television. Scattered throughout Winterbottom's screenplay are a wide range of characters, but very few of them actually feel fully realized. Coogan's McCreadie (an all-round unlikable man) doesn't even feel like a leading character in his own film, though Coogan makes do with the material he's given. David Mitchell is a welcome presence, for sure, and his portrayal of Nick, a mild-mannered, good man observing an otherwise seedy world within which he doesn't belong, results in one of the only likable characters in the film. Much of the comedy falls flat (save for a few chuckle-worthy one liners here and there), and the climactic scene takes a bizarrely brutal turn that feels tonally out of place with the rest of the picture. Greed certainly has good intentions, but the screenplay could have done with a few extra revisions to ensure a more cohesive structure. Mitchell is the standout here, but everything else is largely forgettable.


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