Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Theatrical Release: September 24, 2010
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps


Shia LaBeouf stars with Michael Douglas, who’ll reprise his Gordon Gekko role. Langella will play Lewis Zabel, an old-time broker who mentors LaBeouf’s character, a young Wall Street broker.

When Gekko comes out of prison, he essentially has to redefine himself, redefine his character, he’s looking for that second chance.

LaBeouf portrays Jake Moore, who is the fiancé of Gekko’s daughter, played by Carey Mulligan; Josh Brolin as the head of an investment bank; and Susan Sarandon as Jake’s mother. Charlie Sheen, who played the central role of Bud Fox, a young trader, in the original, will make a cameo in the sequel.

Dove Review

This movie, apart from not being a family-friendly film due to language and its sexual content, falls short in that the most interesting character, Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), isn’t in it for several scenes and although Shia LaBeouf and Josh Brolin are fine actors, the story just doesn’t give them enough interesting moments. Their characters, despite being used a lot, feel underdeveloped in the story.

When Gekko does appear he holds your attention. One never knows whether or not he is making pleasant conversation or leaving subtle hints as to his intentions. He is an interesting character to be sure.

At any rate, we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film but we recommend “You Again” which is playing this weekend, which is a good one for the adults and funny without being unfriendly toward family audiences.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: An unmarried couple have sex and the woman becomes pregnant; a scene which focuses on a woman's rear; kissing; a few sexual comments.
Language: GD-2; G/OMG-4; J/JC-6; F-2; S-2; A-6; H-8; D-3; Crap-2
Violence: A woman throws a TV remote in anger; a man jumps in front of a subway train but the impact is not seen but people's reactions are heard; a character smashes a painting.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes including champagne; it is stated a man's son died of a drug overdose; the smoking of cigars and a scene in which a character smokes a cigarette.
Nudity: Shirtless male; cleavage; a nude statue is seen.
Other: Revenge is displayed a few times; disrespect; co-workers do not get along; a man plans to steal money from a relative.


Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: Allan Loeb & Stephen Schiff
Director: Oliver Stone
Producer: Eric Kopeloff
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 133 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter