Street for the year 2000? Well yes, and more. Its all about greed and the old
adage, 'where there's a way, there's ten people doin' it'.
The story is
written and directed by Ben Younger. Its a modern sharp style with an overlay
of commentary from the lead role at the points where you need knowledge of
trader-speak. It centres on the lead and guiding character, Seth, played by
Giovanni Ribisi, a college dropout who has taken to running a Blackjack game in
his house as a business. When cash flashing Gregg the trader walks in, he gets
sucked into the ceedier side of stock trading with a cowboy outfit making
telephone number pay-checks.
There are side
plots of family woes and love interests but the major shaft of light falls on
the weakness of humans. How ordinary god fearing, children loving men take
their savings and give them to people on the basis of a ten minute 'cold call'.
Not believable? Trust me, its the way the world works.