Money Buys Happiness

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.



Reviews Counted: 5
Audience Score
Not Yet Available

Audience Score

User Ratings: N/A


All Critics | Top Critics
Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0


Audience Score Not Yet Available

You may have noticed some of the recent changes we have made. To read more about what we’ve been working on behind the scenes, please check out our new RT Product Blog here.

Want to See

Add Rating
My Rating    

Movie Info

In this drama from experimental filmmaker Gregg Lachow, a man named Money (Jeff Weatherford) and his wife Georgia (Megan Murphy) are looking for happiness, though neither seems sure just where to find it. While Money believes they should renounce all their material possessions to celebrate the new millennium, Georgia is disinterested and instead tries to make contact with a former lover named V. When a close friend of the couple commits suicide, they are given his piano, which they have to push 50 blocks back to their house. While Money tries to lug the piano back home, Georgia takes care of their son and goes off to work, where she records voice-overs for commercials and telephone announcements. In seemingly mundane events, we are shown how far Money and Georgia have drifted apart, and how little they care for one another. Money Buys Happiness received positive notices in its screening at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.

Watch it now


Critic Reviews for Money Buys Happiness

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

  • All in all, Money Buys Happiness shows that Lachow is a director worth keeping an eye on.

    Jun 28, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
  • Like watching an acting exercise in the rehearsal stages; this project feels as if it is still on its way to being realized.

    Jun 27, 2002 | Rating: 2/5
  • There are glimmers of good filmmaking in Money Buys Happiness, but the main characters are generally unlikeable.

    Jun 28, 2002 | Rating: 44/100 | Full Review…
  • Neither too surreal nor too self-involved, the film leavens its obvious symbolism with quirky digressions and a sharp appreciation of all the troublesome details of a troubled marriage.

    Jun 27, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Money Buys Happiness

There are no featured reviews for Money Buys Happiness at this time.

Money Buys Happiness Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features