| Share

Boiler Room

Director/Writer:Ben Younger
New Line Cinema; R; 110 minutes
Cast:Giovanni Ribisi, Nia Long, Ben Affleck

Certain films suggest directions. They point outside themselves, indicating more or less clearly the type of movie that they wanted to be, or would have been if situations hadn't panned out as they did. Boiler Room is one such film.

It picks up (rather self-consciously) where Wall Street left off, strolls over to the territory of Glengarry Glenn Ross, then gets sidetracked on its way toward surpassing its antecedents. This time around, the cutthroat alpha males are young white guys reared on hip-hop and Hollywood who swindle shoddy stocks on unsuspecting customers. Seth (Giovanni Ribisi) is the newcomer, Abby (Nia Long) is his black love interest, and Jim (Ben Affleck) numbers among the Ferrarri-touting white-collar thugs who run the sham company.

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on Boiler Room from Infoplease:

  • boiler room: meaning and definitions - boiler room: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Boiler Room - Starring Giovanni Ribisi, Nia Long, Vin Diesel, Ron Rifkin, Jamie Kennedy
  • Dictionary Index - Dictionary Index bob Bobadilla bobber bobbery Bobbie bobbin bobbin and fly frame Bobbin and Joan ...
  • Vin Diesel - Biography of Vin Diesel, Star of the hot-rod thriller The Fast and the Furious
  • Shall We Dance - Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore, Jerome Cowan

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring