Vague and uninvolving, MONEY FOR NOTHING wastes potentially absorbing true-life material through a critical wobbliness in its point of view. It's impossible to tell if this weakly executed movie is intended as modern folklore, cautionary tale, caper comedy, suspense thriller, family
tragedy, or social commentary.
Grumbling about unemployment, Joey Coyle (John Cusack) and his righteous pal Kenny (Michael Rapaport) are cruising around when a bag of money falls off an armored vehicle driven by two careless couriers. The cash bag proves a Pandora's Box: Kenny whines about turning it in, neighborhood types
quickly figure out Joey's secret, and the cops--headed by ...