Traditionally, January is the time of year when studios dump all the films they don’t think are going to do very well. With Mad Money, the new film directed by Calle Khouri, I’m not sure they’re right. But that doesn’t make it a good film. Mad Money follows Bridget Cardigan (Diane Keaton), an upper class housewife who needs to find a job in order to help stave off the impending financial doom caused by her husband being downsized. She starts working for the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, the place where they destroy used money.
In the bank, she quickly devises a plan to get some of that money out of the bank, something we are told is nigh on impossible. In order to get her plan to work, though, she needs two more people, Jackie and Nina (Katie Holmes and Queen Latifah). See, Bridget has a theory, that “crime is contagious.” That once one person starts thinking about it, she can “infect” others with the desire. Continue reading “Review: Mad Money”