Flamboyant TV financial analyst Lee Gates (George Clooney) is in the middle of filming his rapid-fire show Money Monster when a disgruntled investor Kyle (Jack O’Connell) arrives on the set with a gun and a vest laden with explosives. Now Gates is wearing that vest and having to explain to Kyle while his sure-thing investment advice failed spectacularly when the IBIS Clear Capital stock he recommended tanked, and the CEO of the company, Walt Camby (Dominic West) – due to have a softball interview on the show – is nowhere to be found. All this is happening on live television, and it’s up to Gates and his director Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) to keep the cameras rolling and uncover the underhanded dealings of IBIS Clear Capital before Kyle makes an example of Gates in the ultimate episode of reality television.
Money Monster is available on DVD at the Haliburton County Public Library.
*Originally published in the Haliburton Echo/Minden Times.