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Mad Money
Mad Money
Actors: Ted Danson, Queen Latifah, J.C. MacKenzie, Christopher McDonald, Stephen Root
Director: Callie Khouri
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2008     1hr 43min

Take three women in need of cash, a slew of money about to be shredded, and a plot that nicks a bit from 2005's Fun with Dick and Jane and you've got Mad Money. Diane Keaton stars as Bridget, a stay-at-home wife whose life...  more »

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Actors: Ted Danson, Queen Latifah, J.C. MacKenzie, Christopher McDonald, Stephen Root
Director: Callie Khouri
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Diane Keaton, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Anchor Bay - ITN
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 05/13/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 25
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Janet L. from ANTIOCH, TN
Reviewed on 1/23/2010...
Mad Money Is Mad Fun! - Jeanne Wolf, Parade Magazine

Academy Award winne Diane Keaton, Academy Award nominee Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes are all in for the crime of their lives! deep inside the most secure bank in America, three desperate women from very different worlds cook up the most unlikely heist of the century: Smuggle out millions of dollars in worn-out currency headed for a Federal Reserve shredder every day. Taking the cash is going to be easy... (HAPPY GILMORE), Roger Cross (24) and Stephen Root (OFFICE SPACE) co-star in the wild comedy caper from the creator of THELMA & LOUISE about chasing your dreams, beating the system and paying the price for MAD MONEY!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Juleen D. (neily2007) from GREENVILLE, MI
Reviewed on 11/6/2009...
good movie
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Valerie A. (Valsgr8) from FRESNO, CA
Reviewed on 12/8/2008...
This was a funny movie. Enjoyed watching with the kids. Had to see it twice!!Love watching movies with Queen Latifah starring in them.
5 of 6 member(s) found this review helpful.
Heather F. (8izenuff) from PHOENIX, AZ
Reviewed on 11/23/2008...
I like how smart Diane Keaton's character was portrayed, but I saw a few plot loop holes, and I had issue with her attitude that stealing was ok since they were not hurting anyone. I didnt like her enough to want her to suceed, but I did like Queen Latifah's character and wanted to give her all the money stolen or not.
2 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.

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Is it just me, or was this kind of funny?
Andrew Ellington | I'm kind of everywhere | 10/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I totally expected to hate this, and really I ONLY watched it because my wife wanted to; that and the fact that Queen Latifah is so amazing in everything (even the movies that are horrible). What I found so fascinating was that I actually was highly entertained, despite the fact that the film starred the `ever-so-crazy' Katie Holmes and Diane Keaton, the queen of neurotic overacting. Let's face it, Keaton was once a goddess on the coat-tails of Meryl Streep. Her early work with Woody Allen is beyond genius, and her early 80's success was well deserved (UGH, watch her in `Reds'...she is simply flawless), but as of late Keaton falls victim to her own talent. Where her neurotic spasms once felt fresh and endearing (watch her in `Manhattan Murder Mystery', where she is crazy yet totally delightful), they now appear overreaching and overdone.

Like a turkey; a burnt one.

In `Mad Money' I was kind of expecting `Because I Said So' (horrifyingly ridiculous movie) Keaton, but what I got was more like `Something's Gotta Give' (much better film, MUCH better performance) Keaton. She is all over the place, but in a good way. She's actually really funny, and she manages to capture a little piece of the Keaton I fell in love with all those years ago.

The film is one of those movies that is so preposterous it might actually make sense. You ever hear one of those stories that is so stupid and so unbelievable that it can't be made up? That's how `Mad Money' feels. It's one of those plots that is beyond believable, so far-fetched that it actually could be possible; you know.

Bridget Cardigan likes being rich, but when her husband gets laid off she finds her checks bouncing and her house up for sale. She winds up taking a custodial job in order to receive benefits and concocts this plan to rob the bank she's cleaning. She enlists the help of Jackie, the diabetic half-wit and Nina, a single mother trying to do right by her two sons, to help her rob the bank of money their just going to destroy anyways. It's a full proof plan, until Bridget gets a little too greedy. I'm telling you, watch it, it's one of those ridiculous plots that starts to make a LOT of sense when it's all said and done.

I think my wife is going to start working at the local bank tomorrow.

The film is far from perfect, but it is enjoyable, really enjoyable. Keaton is her neurotic self, but it works here. Latifah is a little laid back for my tastes, but she handles herself well and when she hits, she hits hard. Katie Holmes reminded me of what I saw in her pre-Cruise. She is sweet and charming and endearing, despite her character's apparent craziness. The men here are just kind of bystanders, but Ted Danson (who had a major comeback with `Damages') fits right into the mood of the film, and Adam Rothenberg will have the ladies paying attention (he reminds me of Butler, which is a good thing).

Watch it. It's funny. Sure, it's not a `great' movie, but it's entertaining, and as one of my Ammy friends (looking at you MKIA) said to me recently...I need to just lighten up, and so I did."