The Big Short movie review

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I saw this movie on a whim, I had little to no clue what it was about, and did not expect much. I was very surprised and I am very happy I went to see this! The Big Short is the true story of the housing market crash, followed by the economic crash of 2007. Filmed in a strangely cut, amateur looking, fourth wall-breaking, in your face style that could have failed EASILY. This is a numbers movie. I didn’t understand half the things the people were saying yet I was still enjoying myself. And much more than enjoying myself, I cared. That is the real feat of this movie, the fact that it made me care about something that I had little to no interest in. After watching this movie I needed to take a minute and think, process what I just saw… Movies that do that are rare, and are a must see. Now, not every time they broke the fourth wall did it work, sometimes it took you out of the movie, and sometimes it was strange. An addition I did like however was bringing in stars to literally talk to us directly to explain these boring as hell banking terms… Speaking of stars, this movie is star studded! Whether they have huge roles or tiny, this movie is at no shortage of talent. Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Karen Gillian, Finn Wittrock,  Max Greenfield, Mila Kunis, Margot Robbie… This list goes on! Each person gave an exceptional performance, clearly giving this their everything! Christian Bale shows just how much of a chameleon he is, hardly being recognizable as himself. Ryan Gosling serves as a narration and more or less plays Ryan Gosling, but it fits! Brad Pitt serves as an essential side character that brought a lot to this movie… But, the stand out of this movie is Steve Carell. Carell proves once again in this movie just what an amazing serious actor he is, stretching his range to places few thought he could go. Even if this movie is not your general type, go see it, if not just for the film making style. It will affect you, and it will make you think about the world we live in.

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