Video Review

Cookin' Up Profits On Wall Street: A Guide to Common-Sense Investing

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Documentary

The secret to America's financial strength and salvation might well be found among 16 ladies, ages 65 to 90, gathered around a table in a room above a bowling alley in rural Illinois. They are the Beardstown Business and Professional Women's Investment Club, and since 1983 they have seen their portfolio earn big. In this documentary of their success, the women provide detail-rich interviews to inspire others to duplicate their experience. The only flaws: a wordy narration and an overcooked metaphor that compares investing to baking apple pie. Otherwise, Cookin' Up Profits is the most impressive case for participatory capitalism since Adam Smith bought his first piggy bank. A-

Originally posted Apr 30, 1993 Published in issue #168 Apr 30, 1993 Order article reprints