Movies about the subprime mortgage crisis are either boring, too wordy, or juss not all that good (or all three). Luckily Adam McKay‘s cinematic take on Michael Lewis‘ book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine is none of the above, although it admits to its audience that it is very wordy, but tries its best to put all the money talk into layman’s terms for us by breaking the 4th wall
We all know things didn’t go quite well with our economy in 2007, but did you know that there were some dudes who saw it coming and profited from it, by betting on America failing???? Yes, it’s true, although some names have been changed to protect the profiteers. And so you sit there, and you root for the dudes to make money by America losing! You know that bubble’s gonna burst, and they do too, and we want them to win, cause what’s a movie if there are no heroes? The big shots in The Big Short aren’t really heroes, but compared to the villainous big banks and the clueless government officials not seeing what troubles lie ahead, they are our heroes
We don’t need another hero!!!
Yeah, but if these smart money dudes are played by the likes of Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro, and even a subdued Brad Pitt, who’s gonna root against those dudes???
Come to think of it – the casting is super genius. I mean, actor-wise – OBVIOUSLY, but lady-wise – BLAM. You’re a guy, and you want to see a movie about economics and how you gonna sell that on your lady (or boyfriend or left hand or whatever you finger bang)? Uh, honey, there’s a movie with Brad and Ryan and Christian in it. Wanna see it?
So fcuking money, and you DO know it
Verdictgo: Breast In Show
Short comes up Big at a theater near jews
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…