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'Dumb Money' takes look at GameStop short-selling

I'd meant to see "Dumb Money" near the end of last year, but recent absurdities in the news had me feeling weirdly nostalgic for the comparatively quaint online firestorms of the COVID era.

Indeed, while the art of cinema has progressed now to where many movies have incorporated the realities of social media into their narratives, "Dumb Money" is the first film I've ever seen in which Reddit, as a forum, has legitimately earned a supporting cast member credit.

Because the filmmakers wisely leaned on many of the online memes themselves to convey how retail traders went from merely following a l...


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