- Circumstance can change in the blink of an eye – No one, at least no one that I know, wakes up in the morning saying, “I think I’ll make a total mess of my life today.” It just sort of happens. Life can go from sugar to sh!t in no time flat. While you don’t know what will happen, you can live in such a way that you are prepared. Winthorpe never thought that he would live a live other than the one he was given.
- No matter your occupation you can prepare for the future – I don’t think I’ve seen a movie with Jamie Lee Curtis that I didn’t like. She brought Ophelia to life for me. She is a prostitute with a plan. She was seemingly dealt a bad hand, but she made the best of it. There were several thousand dollars in investments and Ophelia knew exactly how long she has to continue working as a prostitute to have enough money to retire. That goes to show that saving and investing can be done by anyone. You may need a little help, but you can do it.
- We can accomplish more together than we can alone – Nothing made me happier than the point in the movie that everyone started working together. Billy Ray, Winthorpe, Ophelia, and Coleman wanted to exact revenge on the Dukes as well as make a little money for themselves. From the moment they figured out the Duke Brothers’ plan, they spent countless hours together and found out they actually liked each other. By the end of the movie, they’re even on vacation together.
By the time we make it to the end of the movie, Ophelia and Winthorpe are madly in love, they are all filthy rich, and the lives the Dukes destroy are their own.