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Parents' Guide to

Black Monday

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Strong performances buoy uneven, mature Wall Street comedy.

TV Showtime Comedy 2019
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Those with little patience for period-specific sight gags and raunchy punchlines may be turned off, but the dynamic performances -- particularly by Regina Hall and Don Cheadle -- really help sell it. Black Monday is hardly the first time Hollywood has depicted 1980s excess, and at times the show seems to have trouble maintaining focus, but the rapid-fire relentlessness of the humor definitely helps set it apart. The jokes are off-color to be sure, but can also be oddly inventive and at times even veer into slapstick. The show revels in skewering the greedy, amoral behavior of these ragtag misfits of Wall Street, but there are occasional hints of something deeper that give it potential to be more than just another drug-induced walk down memory lane.

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