Mad Money

  • 12
  • Callie Khouri (2008)
  • US / UK
  • 99 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Girl power gets greedy in this fast-paced crime caper about a trio of women who rob the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City by stuffing their underwear with cash. Diane Keaton stars as a desperate housewife saddled with $200,000 in debt after businessman husband (Ted Danson) gets downsized onto the dole queue. Taking a job as a cleaner in the high-tech, high-security bank, Bridget recruits co-workers Queen Latifah (sassy) and Katie Holmes (dippy) for a cunning plan: the women will steal used notes scheduled for shredding and sneak them out in their knickers, effectively recycling the cash. Zipping along with plenty of panache, this chick flick gets by on the novelty pairing of its three unlikely leads and the incongruous sight of Keaton in a jumpsuit, scrubbing toilets. If it all sounds a little familiar, that's because it's a remake of the 2001 BBC drama Hot Money starring Caroline Quentin.

Plot Summary

Crime comedy starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes. After their arrest for robbing the Federal Reserve bank, three women look back on what they hoped would be a foolproof scam.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bridget Cardigan
Diane Keaton
Nina Brewster
Queen Latifah
Jackie Truman
Katie Holmes
Don Cardigan
Ted Danson
Glover
Stephen Root
Bryce Arbogast
Chris McDonald
Bob Truman
Adam Rothenberg
Barry
Roger R Cross
Shaun
Finesse Mitchell
Mindy Arbogast
Meagen Fay

Crew

Director
Callie Khouri

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on DVD
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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