Funny Money

Released 2006


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Leslie Greif
Funny Money is a movie that was developed from the stage play by Ray Crooney. Henry Perkins (Chevy Chase) is heading home from work on the subway when he mistakenly takes another man's briefcase. He doesn't realize his mistake until he is off the train and opens his briefcase to retrieve his gloves and scarf. Instead of his personal items, Perkins finds $5 million in cash. Realizing this money is most likely from a criminal organization, he has no qualms about keeping it. He also decides that he and his wife (Penelope Ann Miller) should leave the country immediately for an early retirement. Before Henry gets home, he goes to a bar and counts the money. This is where his problems begin. A dirty cop (Armand Assante) notices what Henry is doing, and follows him home looking for a payout. Henry arrives home and tells his wife of the plan and she is less than enthused. Adding to the problem is that the money's owner, an angry mobster, is also looking for him. Funny Money is classic Chevy Chase; there is slapstick and mayhem galore with a constant barrage of ridiculous scenarios.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times

    Once the farce finds its stride, however, it's generally worth the wait.

  • 60

    Variety Ronnie Scheib

    Greif obviously ascribes to the Blake Edwardian school of comedy, laying out gags with commendable topographical precision. But, unlike Edwards' unique mixture of sophistication an...

  • 60

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    The laugher about a meek middle manager who finds a life-changing fortune takes a while to hit its stride, but in its best stretches, it offers deliriously spirited farce.

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Comedy, Drama


Slapstick, Mobsters