What can go wrong with a major motion picture release when the cast is headed by Julia Roberts and George Clooney and the director is Jodie Foster? Nothing, unless the script is overly complicated — unrealistic by having too many moving pieces — and ultimately unsatisfying in its denouncement.
Other than that, Money Monster, which will be making its way to DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 6 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, is a well-produced and fast-paced thriller … clocking in at a fast-paced 98 minutes.
The film pulled in $40.5 million during its domestic theatrical release and arrives as Sony Pictures first post-Labor theatrical release with an ARR of 116 days. The Angry Birds Movie should be close on its heels as its second post-Labor Day major theatrical release.
The reason for the trading “glitch” that sets things in motion, and the time that Clooney and friends have to solve the technical aspects of it, are just way too complicated. Simple would have been better, but still Clooney and Roberts do pull it off … and the film will likely finish in the black for the studio, especially with a nice home entertainment payout added to the mix.
As to bonus goodies, there are deleted scenes, a trio of featurettes — “George Clooney, The Money Man,” “Inside the Pressure Cooker” and “Analysis of a Scene: The Showdown” — and the Dan the Automator music video titled “What Makes the World Go ‘Round (MONEY!).”