The Moneytree is a film about one of life’s most basic choices – do you work for a bank for thirty years to get the money you want, or do you just rob the bank? David, the protagonist in this action comedy, is a clandestine cultivator of the notorious Weed De Mal; in other words he grows pot for a living. His best friend tells him he’s stupid; “ it’s a small-time suckers”. His girlfriend thinks he’s crazy, but David likes what he’s doing and can’t see the harm in it; “did you ever seen anyone lying in the gutter with a joint in his hand?” Come to think of it, I haven’t, still things start to come apart when a good buddy is busted in LAX, while another meets something far nastier than the police. David knows he should pull out, but some how this seems “dishonorable”; and he goes on with the play hoping to pull it off in the last few frames. We’re all heroes in our own movie. “The Moneytree” offers a surprising look at the other side of the headlines.