I saw Money Monster with my wife the other week and we both enjoyed it quite a bit.
George Clooney plays Lee Gates, the host of a financial show called Mad Money. Julia Roberts plays his director, Patty.
All seems like it’ll be just another normal day for the show until an armed gunman, played by Jack O’Connell, comes onto the show and threatens to shoot Lee if he doesn’t do what he says.
The gunman pulls out a suicide vest and straps Lee into it. The vest is wirelessly connected to a deadman switch that the gunman, named Kyle, holds in his hand. If Kyle lets go of the switch then the bomb goes off.
While arguing and threatening Kyle explains that he invested his entire savings into a stock named IBIS that Lee previously recommended. The stock has now tanked due to some unknown error.
Lee and Patty work to keep everyone in the studio alive until the police can deal with the situation. Eventually they come to