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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Big Short: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers 

The Big Short is based on the book by Michael Lewis that details the buildup of housing and credit crisis during the 2000s. The movie follows different characters as they try to make a profit out of the imminent disaster. 

Micheal Burry (Christian Bale) is a hedge fund manager who foresees that the housing market is a ticking time bomb. He made big deals against the housing market from different banks wherein they can't refuse to take money from whom they think is a big idiot.   

Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling) who also had the same calculation about it. Nobody took him seriously except for Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and his team which took the chance to investigate about the bubble. 

Small-time traders Jamie Shipley and Charlie Geller (Finn Witrock and John Magaro) accidentally come across with Michael Burry's analysis and agree with. The problem is they need a connection in order to bet on the big league; so they enlisted the help of a former Wall Street trader (Brad Pitt).

There are a lot of discussions about certain complications in the stock market. It isn't easy to follow, but the film allows to inject humor in it to make an accessible overview for the viewers. The cast also took the load and gave outstanding performances. Every single one of them palpably absorbed their role and injected fuel  to spark the things up. But it was Steve Carell and Christian Bale who stood out among the rest. They are just fun to watch but with film running a bit long; it became tedious and tiresome at some point. It comes to a point where you feel that you want to fast forward it and see the outcome of the entire thing.

Overall, The Big Short  has an ensemble cast that tries everything to make a boring context into an interesting subject. It is quite a treat when it started  but a bit long to enjoy the whole thing. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 6 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Directed by: Adam McKay
Distributed by: United International Pictures PH
Opens January 20 in cinemas nationwide



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