Remember that time when a guy named Keith Gill invested his life savings in GameStop stock, began posting about it on social media, and somehow ended up turning a mall store that sold video games into the world’s buzziest company? (For a very hot minute?) The moment has now been committed to film in the smart new comedy-drama Dumb Money. Written by Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo and based on the book The Antisocial Network, by Ben Mezrich, it follows the gonzo trajectory of Gill (Paul Dano) as his get-rich-quick scheme unfurls. On the occasion of the film’s release, Schuker Blum and Angelo, who met while working at The Wall Street Journal, reveal their key components to the good life. —Ashley Baker

Airline: Porter Airlines, which we learned about last week. It only goes to the middle of downtown Toronto, and it is perfect.
: Bradley International Airport, in Hartford County.
App: SimplyE, from the New York Public Library.
Bag: Fauré Le Page’s Daily Battle. It fits a laptop, a spare outfit, and a pharmacy.
Bedtime: Anytime, baby.
Bike: Jessica Fletcher’s beach cruiser from Murder, She Wrote.
Birthday: February 20—Sidney Poitier, Rihanna, Jason Blum.
Breakfast, weekday: Green juice.
Breakfast, weekend: Green juice and bacon.
Car: Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird.
Child: It’s a five-way tie: Harry, Calliope, Roxy, Booker, and Bette Sue.
Cocktail: A joint.
Cocktail appetizer: An Advil.
Couple: Two overwhelmed, underslept ladies (with husbands and kids elsewhere), working side by side in bed, with cake.

Date: A great dinner, a long walk, in bed by 10.
Diet: Whatever Jesse Angelo is cooking.
Dinner, weekday: If it isn’t lukewarm macaroni and cheese, it’s a victory.
Dinner, weekend: Good pizza by the fire with friends.
: Wife.
: Anything from Carolina Herrera.

Hand in hand, off a cliff.

Enemy: Time.
Escape: A single-stall bathroom with a nice candle.
Excuse: “I had a kid thing.”
Family: Happy, messy, noisy, and full of love.
Foil: The A.M.P.T.P.
Hideaway: A tree house just north of the Housatonic.

Hotel: Channel Road Inn, in Santa Monica.
Indulgence: Night pajamas straight into day pajamas.
Insult: “Cute.”
Jacket: Full Metal.
Movie: Dumb Money, but second choice would be The Last of Sheila.
Name: Emmeline Snively.
Nonfiction book: XY: On Masculine Identity, by Elisabeth Badinter.
Novel: Valley of the Dolls, by Jacqueline Susann.
Piece of advice: “Everything is cumulative.”
Saying: “I like the stock.”

Lauren and Rebecca’s Essentials

Clockwise from left: a Carolina Herrera dress; Angela Lansbury in Murder, She Wrote; green juice; a Loewe candle; a 1950s Thunderbird.