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Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Comedian faces un-funny consequences of overspending.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2009
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The show offers an honest look at some of the ways that celebrities and other wealthy people burn through their money after initial riches and success. Adding an extra level of interest are the loyalty that Griffin shows to his family and his struggle to balance his financial future with his instincts to shower his loved ones with the best that money can buy.

While Griffin's generosity seems genuine, the show's depiction of family isn't always the most positive. The fact that some of Griffin's relatives are so willing to rely solely on his money to realize their own goals makes them seem -- perhaps unwittingly -- greedy and entitled. And some of Griffin's attempts to curb his own negative behaviors -- like hosting flamboyant parties, drinking, and smoking -- seem a bit half-hearted, too. But all that aside, there are definitely real lessons to be learned here.

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