The Big Short(Adam McKay) 2015 **** 1/21/2016

It’s a funny telling of the housing & financial crisis of ’08.  It’s also saddening, and withering and makes you angry.  The movie uses the device of interludes with famous and incongruous people to lucidly and humorously explain unfamiliar financial terms.  What hits you though, is Rickert(Brad Pitt) telling you a rise in the unemployment rate by 1% means 40,000 more dead people.  Christian Bale forces you to think he’s unattractive through sheer acting.  Carrell is funny, poignant, and possessing of a devastating moral clarity.  You leave the theater disgusted, mad, and a little bit broken.

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