Waffle Street :- Watch Waffle Street on YoutubeonFire, Waffle Street’s riches-to-rags tale is an adaptation of James Adams’ 2010 memoir of the same name (published by Sourced Media Books), which chronicles the financier’s foray into the food industry. After being laid off at the hedge fund where he worked, and further jaded by his culpability in the crisis, Adams chose to work at a popular 24-hour diner where he claims “most of his financial knowledge has been gleaned.” Offering a fresh take on the fallout of corporate greed, Adams’ is a tale of the redemption and unlikely friendship found under the tutelage of Glover’s character Edward, the best short-order cook in town. The story is about greed, loss, and redemption. And that should strike a positive chord in many of us. But this film took a wrong turn from the beginning, as the greedy simply chewed up and spit out one of their own, James Adams, and apparently went on it’s merry way. Seeing their fall guy lose a few of his expensive assets didn’t garner sympathy from me. It should have brought about cheers from working class folks…..the ones who lost the most in the mortgage schemes exemplified in the opening scenes of the movie. Instead, when he lands in the middle of a Waffle House rip-off on Main Street, America, they welcome the fallen Adams into their midsts. And the working men and women he meets fit a neat paint-by-numbers stereotype of “We are po’, but we are happy”.
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Release: 24 September 2015 (USA)
IMDB Rating : 7.5/10
Director: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
Stars : Danny Glover, James Lafferty, Julie Gonzalo