Annabel Newland’s review published on Letterboxd:
Mo Money Mo Problems
This film is so hilarious and dark at the same time. There is so much to unpack.
The metaphor of the cockroaches when the mum states
“when we turn on the lights and the cockroaches scatter”
is what I keep coming back to.
Class is literally indicated by what level ones house is on (on a hill, below the sidewalk, in a basement several metres under the ground) hence the repetition of the staircases. This film shows how fickle humanity is and the temporality/illusion of money. This illusion of virtue and power is so perfectly shown through the fortune rock that they’re gifted at the beginning, which is inevitably used as a weapon against him... This film is so perfect and I must watch it at least 20 more times.