Dear lord, I have never seen so many greedy and heartless people in my entire life!! This movie is about a young and impatient stock broker who feels the need to get to the top. He spends his time idolizing and trying to get in touch with billionaire Wall Street tycoon, Gordon Gecko(Douglas in a good, but heartless Oscar winning performance.) He finally gets in touch with him and soon begins working for him, giving him inside tips about his father's(Martin Sheen, as an aircraft mechanic) company and helping him buy up other company stocks. But things soon start to get ugly when Gecko begins to have sinister plans for his father's company that will put even more money in his pockets.
An entertaining story, but an absence of any likable characters, except for the two Sheen's as father and son leaves you with a sour taste in your mouth. Hearing Gordon Gecko say that "greed is good" and that its your own fault if you are not rich was enough to make me hate his character. This movie truly shows how capitalism can get way out of hand, and how some people just do not care about anything except for being the richest person in the country. Some people just have way too much and many times its just luck.
I would recommend this movie for anyone who enjoys a good business film, but don't be surprised if you find yourself hating many of the characters in this greedy film. ***1/2 out of *****.