Dumb Money

NZ release: 05 October 2023

Sexual references and offensive language Rated on: 13 September 2023


What’s it about?

Dramatises the events surrounding the remarkable surge in GameStop stock prices in 2021. The film focuses on the key personalities behind the occurrence, such as hobby investor Keith Gill, Hedge fund firm CEOs Gabe Plotkin and Ken Griffin, and the proprietors behind the investment platform Robinhood.

The facts

  • Directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya, Lars and the Real Girl)
  • Runtime: 104 min
  • Based on the book “The Anti-Social Network” by Ben Mezrich
  • Archival footage showing the actual personalities embroiled in the events are shown at the end of the film.

Why did it get this rating?

Offensive language

“Where’s my pussy at?” is used several times in the context of stock trading to refer to Keith’s social media handle “Roaring Kitty”. Rap songs in the film’s soundtrack also contain sexual lyrics and offensive language. Language is rarely used aggressively, and stronger words like “f*ck” and “sh*” are used in emphatic ways.

Sexual references

Sexual terms and concepts are used occasionally with stock market terminology. Sexual language such as “f**king the hedge fund” is used to describe the disrupting and exploiting stock market practices in the fight between ordinary investors and hedge fund giants.


The film shows self-serving and insensitive decisions made by stock traders to serve business interests. It also shows the dismissive attitude of hedge fund managers toward retail investors, who are seen as less informed.

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