Originally Posted by Kid Nickels
Agree with OC … lol at the "explaining to you gf" comment. Can't say I learned anything, but it was enjoyable if not a bit disturbing.
Saw it last night, thought it was great. Only had to pause a couple of times to explain to the GF. Again, not that she's not smart, just that much of the beginning of my career (started working in 2009) dealt with litigating the fallout of the crisis and I know what all this shit means.
Read the book a long time ago and felt like it stayed pretty true to it...and I am completely amazed they managed to turn a book like than into a funny and engaging feature film. I don't quite remember everything from the book, but did think the film got a little preachy at some points
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Like, does anyone honestly care that some 25 year old chick working at a budget-cut SEC might be floating her resume to a bunch of thriving banks? That's not a revolving door, that's just job searching.
And they did flip the script a little bit on the young-guy fund with Brad Pitt...since the real founder was the son of a giant PE fund manager. It is true that they had crazy returns on their initial investment, but they certainly weren't lacking for wall street insider contacts. And Brad Pitt's character worked at the fund as the head trader for years...only becoming a scraggly survivalist after the crash.
Anyone know why Christian Bale's character is the only one that used the real name?