The Big Short (2015)

the Big Short

The Big Short (2015)

Director:

Adam McKay

Starring:

Christian Bale

Steve Carell

Ryan Gosling

Brad Pitt

Plot:

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

Review:

So like all other Adam McKay movies there are a plethora of dick jokes and just a ton of crass humor…oh wait, that’s actually not true.

This was a great movie, it could have been hugely depressing and infuriating, and it kind of was, but I got to see some people stick it to the banks, so there was that. It’s honestly amazing that they were able to make a movie out of something so boring be so entertaining.

It’s a topic that hits home, that will probably anger me to my dying day, I lost not one but two jobs during this time, my husband lost his job, and my grandparents had their well earned retirement decimated. We did everything right, everything we were supposed to, and we were the ones that got fucked. The fact that just one person on Wall Street was jailed is disgusting and it says a lot about our government that they allowed it. Of course, it also says a lot about the people that we allowed the government to become what it is. It’s a vicious, depressing cycle that I wish someone smarter than I am would figure out a way to fix.

Anyway, sorry to go off topic, this movie was great. Highly recommend. Definitely going to read the book.

5/5

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