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Plot: A retail billionaire’s 60th birthday party is celebrated in an exclusive hotel on the Greek island of Mykonos.
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“Greed” is overstuffed with so much social commentary that its bursting at the seams. The film tries to tackle too many hot topics, including the selfishness and sins of the mega-rich, the excesses of the fashion industry, the exploitation of mistreated factory workers, and the plight of impoverished refugees. Its themes may be crowded, but the film is never boring.
The movie tells the fictional story of luxury fashion retail honcho Sir Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan), an idiot narcissist billionaire who is an excellent villain for modern times. Sir Richard is planning a spectacular themed 60th birthday party on the Greek island of Mykonos, and price is no object when it comes to having proper silverware, a “who’s who” guest list of the hottest celebrities, the finest gourmet cuisines, and a hand-built replica of the Roman Colosseum, complete with a gladiator match featuring a live lion.
There’s a moral outrage that intensifies as this slightly satirical story turns darkly tragic, and the dialogue is crisp and witty as screenwriter (and director) Michael Winterbottom aims his pen squarely at the target of Western capitalism. But despite an extremely satisfying ending and the film’s heart being in the right place, “Greed” isn’t as hard-hitting as it could (or should) be. It feels far too real for that.
‘Greed’ is a so-so comedy; I wouldn’t say it’s worth your time unless you’re a fan of some of the actors. The comedy is surface-level fine; no one is bombing, but no one is succeeding. The film does stumble with its handling of sweatshops and the fashion industry, and that’s more than enough to give this one a miss.
– Chris dos Santos
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A middle class guilt trip.
This has to be Winter bottoms worst. Fans of his cannon are likely to be disappointed with Greed and it’s very clumsy bash you over the head “message”. It’s a thinly veiled attacked on a well-known fashion chain owner in the UK as is a kind of a wish phantasy of what the director would probably like to do to him. The film is well shot but it’s basically just 90 mins of the main character being unlikeable, with a few funny lines from Coogan. It was only the fact that Coogan was in this and I expected a certain level of humour from him that kept me watching. The trouble was this isn’t the Coogan from The Trip or Partridge it’s political Coogan who made himself look stupid during Brexit. This is obvious a political film but it’s the politics of the out of touch rich elite. It’s the kind of people who are very well off themselves but think that a shop chain owner is the devil. These are the same people who happily dismiss those who voted for Brexit as stupid (there’s actually a Brexit joke in the movie) as being stupid. However the poor from another country are seen as exploited saints. And thats where this movie falls flat on its face. It’s hypocritical. The ending is basically wish fulfillment for the loser left who voted Corbyn and Remain. This will only play well to the well off who despise the working class in the UK as much as they have those with more money than them. Anticapitalism at it’s worst and it wasn’t even funny. Apparently murder is ok as well as long as someone has more cash and is an unpleasant character.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Michael Winterbottom
Writer Michael Winterbottom (screenplay), Sean Gray (additional material by)
Actors Caroline Flack, Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Isla Fisher
Awards 1 win.
Production Company Revolution Films, Sony Pictures International, Film4
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1 (some scenes), 2.39:1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A