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Paul Dano and Seth Rogen find themselves on opposite ends during a tug-of-war, in Craig Gillespie’s take on the outrageous battle of wits between amateur investors and hedge fund billionaires that became the infamous GameStop Wall Street scandal. Everybody expects GameStop to fail. With this struggling bricks-and-mortar business further drained by the pandemic, it feels like it’s only a matter of time. Hedge fund managers like Gabe Plotkin (Rogen) bet billions on the hope that it does. Keith Gill (Dano) thinks otherwise. Operating out of his basement as an amateur investor, he’s been adamant for years that the company is undervalued. When a few average citizens start to pay attention, it sparks a bonfire, Keith’s wager becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. What started as a silly gamble quickly turned into a national battle of wits between the haves and the have-nots. Gillespie brings his wicked sense of humour to this outrageous story from our outrageous times, bolstered by an extraordinary cast that includes Pete Davidson, Shailene Woodley, and America Ferrera. -TIFF