Film Review: The Big Short

DIRECTOR: Adam McKay STARRING: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, John Magaro, Brad Pitt, Karen Gillan, Ilan Srulovicz, Ilan Srulovicz, Marisa Tomei, Rudy Eisenzopf USA 2015


Well, we all know that Wall Street bankers and government regulatory agencies love to ignore all kinds of evidences or facts when the subject is somehow related with credit or even the collapse of the economy. The Big Short goes direct to the root of the problem, big banks, media and governments, all in general… It’s a scary shit, but they always manage to avoid all this tick tack time bomb every single fucking time. From thousands of individual loans bundled into highly rated mortgage bonds, financial products who were loaded with delinquent home loans certain to default over the next few years to a financial instrument called the credit default swap in order to “short” the booming housing market. Detailed and a difficult movie to watch, it deserves your full attention. With a cast of stars on your side – Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling to name a few – Adam McKay directed and wrote with Charles Randolph (taken from Michael Lewis’ best-seller The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine) one of the funniest, intense and complex movies of this 2016.

Words by Fausto Casais
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