Screen favorite John Cusack (THE GRIFTERS, SAY ANYTHING) stars in the hilarious comedy for everyone who's ever dreamt of instant millions! After finding a bagful of unmarked $100 bills, unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle had... more » a million reasons to give the money back, but he couldn't think of one! And when he decides to keep it, oh what a price he pays! The lucky discovery launches a buying spree and a series of uproarious events leading to Joey's outrageous attempt at sneaking out of the country past the media, the mob, and the cops. If you're looking for a comedy packed with priceless laughs, pick up MONEY FOR NOTHING!« less
This movie is hysterical. Makes you wonder what you'd do if you suddenly found a lot of money.
Heather F. (8izenuff) from PHOENIX, AZ Reviewed on 3/10/2008...
In case you havent noticed I like John Cusack. I found this movie to be funny in all the right places. It is based on a true event. Joey Coyle does find $ 1.2 million. It was John at his best, but his character isnt the smartest and I winced at each mistake he makes on his way to being caught.
Silliest thing that really hit me is that there is a love scene with naked breasts. Debi Mazar is so flat-chested all I think of is, how much has changed from 1993 with everyone having fake big ones now. I mean what a waste of an R rating. If you are going to show some skin make it worth something to see. It got an r for a few F bombs actually.
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Money for Nothing
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is based on a true story, where a blue-collar working man finds a bag of money that literally fell off an armored truck. The pandemonium and hilarity that follows is beautifully presented by John Cusack, definitely one of the best actors of our time. I've been following Cusack's films from Class in the 1980s through today, and I have not once been disappointed by his performance. He is in top form here, making the viewer wish that they both were and weren't in his shoes. Benicio del Toro is hilarious as a swindler, and Debi Mazar is pretty good as Cusack's on-again, off-again love interest. Gandolfini of HBO's The Sopranos also costars, and is fantastic as usual. If you like any of the actors mentioned, or just want to see a good film about a real event that seems unbelievable, get your hands on this one!"
Not John's Best But Decent if You're Bored
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I couldn't tell if this was a comedy or not to be honest. I am a big John Cusack film ( loved him since The Sure Thing ). This movie is okay, but a lot of things are missing. The plot is jumbled. John Cusack does good with his acting but the supporting characters are bland, one-sided and boring. Debi Mazar is too annoying for words ( the way she talks bugs the heck out of me ). I've liked her in other films but her character, Monica was way too cold and too much of a golddigger for anyone to believe Cusack's character would want anything to do with her. Michael Madsen is entertaining and Benicio is good ( though is role his rather ignored ). Michael Rappaport is not one of my favorites but he carries his part well. The writing was just too bland. I kept waiting for Cusack's character to do much more with that money. The movie had a hell of a plot if only they knew what to do with it. I thought the sex scene was tacky since this film was more on the PG side. I guess the filmmakers knew this was no prize and added the sex in to entice people. Obviously it didn't work. I don't think more than ten people I've known in my entire life has seen or heard of this movie. It's a film that came and went without any mention in the last ten years. This film was probably Cusack's most ignored at the box office. It came out in 93 and I only remembered it being advertised once. I don't even remember major reviews done for it. This is not Cusack's best film but it's not his fault. He does a wonderful job for what he's given. This film had too many holes and unneeded characters. Like I mentioned before a better love interest ( or an actress with a name ) would have added something to this. I think Mary Stuart Matterson or Bridget Fonda would have rocked as Cusack's love interest. I'm sorry but Mazar was the worst part of this film. This didn't fit her and she didn't fit this movie.As for the DVD, pathetic. No special features, no photo gallery, no deleted scenes, and no commentary. So what the heck is it in DVD form for then? It could have stayed as a VHS if nothing else was offered with it. Unless you're a Cusack fan like me, don't waste your time. Even John can't make up for the missing link which is this entire film."
John Cusack is great!
Matt Cywinski | Pittsburgh, PA | 05/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just seen Money For Nothing and I think it was a great movie that kept me entertaining. The true story of Joey Coyle was very interesting because some people who find 1.2 million dollars out of a Armored car are shelfish enough to keep it and do goofy things to try to get away with it . This film was shot in locations I was filmilar with including the Old Airport and near monoghela river in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. John Cusack was just great."
L. Bell | Illinois | 03/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love John Cusak and I found this movie at a garage sale. I didn't even know about this movie, but I loved it. It is entertaining and always interesting to see movies about the turmoil characters go through over doing the right thing. Plus, I believe this is based on a true story."