June 9, 2016

Cinemascope: The Big Short

Cinemascope is a regular blog post where I will share with you movies and TV shows I think are worth watching.

Released in 2015.

Plot line: In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors' money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.

I read the book that this is based on and it made me so dang angry. This movie did too. I would love to see Hollywood make more thought provoking movies like this one. Why we did not have a revolution in the streets after the bailout is something I still do not understand. I guess it just goes to show how important a middle class is to a country's stability. I know there are many people who would not read the book, but it my hope that they will watch this movie.

You can see the trailer here. If you have yet to see it, this is a movie worth watching.

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