The Big Short is based off of a Michael Lewis book about the housing bubble (and crash) that faced America in the 2000s.
After the success of his previous books–>movies, expectations were high for this film…and it didn’t disappoint. (Previous movies were The Blind Side and Moneyball).
Starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Steve Carell as money managers taking advantage of a governments oversights and frauds(?) to make millions and billions of dollars off of other peoples misfortunes, this movie takes the housing market to the next level.
The biggest issue of the housing market is that most of us have no idea what they are talking about when they use fancy terms, and this would turn people away from The Big Short, except the movie goes out of its way to explain it to us as simply as can be.
And to do that they call on celebrities, as themselves, to explain the terms to us in stupid ways…whether it’s Margot Robbie in a bubble bath, Selena Gomez playing blackjack or Anthony Bourdain cooking halibut, they will explain the toughest terms in the simplest forms.
This movie was very good, especially considering the seemingly dull topic it was covering, and gets an 8.5 out of 10.