Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Big Short - Movie Review

The Big Short (R) 130 mins A-
Money, Money, Money

Starring: Christian Bale, Hamish Linklater, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Margot Robbie, Rafe Spall, and John Magaro

Based on Michael Lewis' 2010 best-seller, The Big Short is a fast-paced, highly entertaining film about the financial crisis of 2008. Directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman & Step Brothers), the film feels smart and original. Props to McKay for tackling a seriously important, complicated subject, while simultaneously making it fun and enlightening. It also doesn't hurt that Ryan Gosling narrates the film. Anthony Bourdain, Dr. Richard Thaler, and Selena Gomez directly explain things like Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs), and Margot Robbie (if you don't know who she is, Google her) defines something in a bubble bath. Bottom line, you don't need to know a lot about finance (although, it helps) to enjoy The Big Short. Buckle up, it's a wild ride and a sure bet for a Best Picture Academy Award nomination.

Check out the trailer --->

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