One of the bona fide box-office and critical bombs of 1990, this adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling novel is a windfall of waste. It's a great-looking film with a great-looking cast, it had some of Hollywood's top talent behind the cameras, and a budget of more than $45 million, but
it lacks bite and conviction and utterly failed to strike a single spark, much less catch fire.
Tom Hanks stars as top Wall Street bond trader Sherman McCoy, a self-styled "Master of the Universe" who wheels and deals in hundreds of millions of other people's dollars every day to ever-exploding profits. Besides his great job, he has a prim and proper wife, Judy (Kim Cattrall), a...