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Rich Kids

By Alyssa Rosenberg on January 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm

"Rich Kids"

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Although I do greatly like Josh Brolin and Frank Langella, I have some trouble believing that Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is going to be a good movie.  Even if it’s an Evil Traders movie, it feels a year or so off: the fact of joblessness, and of a permanent dislocation of career plans for a large swath of young people have swamped the causes and original villains.  I do, however, love seeing Michael Douglas relaxed and aged into a rogue’s role.  I mean, this is kind of delightful:

But like, for example, The Good Guy, this wretched-looking romantic comedy, the question of whether bankers and traders can be good people feels weirdly irrelevant today.  I mean, really, who cares?

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