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About the Movie
In 2008, Wall Street expert Michael Burry (Christian Bale) noticed that several subprime home loans are in threat of defaulting. He put him on this financial game and bets against the housing market by giving more than $1 billion of his financers money into credit default swaps. His actions are able to catch the attention of the big fishs banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other materialistic businessmen. They make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.
The movie released in December 11, 2015 (USA). It made 133.4 million USD in the box office.
The Big Short has its flaws, but is one of the more unique movies based on non-fiction literature in recent memory. Full review
The Big Short will affirm your deepest cynicism about Wall Street while simultaneously restoring your faith in Hollywood. Full review
- O. Scott
McKay dares greatly by couching his anger in a slapstick tragedy that makes us wish we could see every character in it behind bars. Full review
Witty, absurd and far more entertaining than it has any right to be, this could finally shed light on the financial crisis for those of us who found it all too boring to contemplate. Full review
Notable Moments of the movie The Big Short – Watch Here Now!
Jared Vennett’s Pitch to Front Point Partners (Jenga Blocks Scene)
Margot Robbie explains finance terms
“Ali vs Foreman” of the Financial World
Overheard at a Washington, D.C. bar: “Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry.”
On screen quotation from Haruki Murakami’s novel “IQ84”: Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come.
On screen quotation from Mark Twain: [On screen quote attributed to Mark Twain] It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
Mark Baum: I don’t get it. Why are they confessing?
Danny Moses: They’re not confessing.
Porter Collins: They’re bragging.
Ben Rickert: If we’re right, people lose homes. People lose jobs. People lose retirement savings, people lose pensions. You know what I hate about fucking banking? It reduces people to numbers. Here’s a number – every 1% unemployment goes up, 40,000 people die, did you know that?
Mark Baum: We live in an era of fraud in America. Not just in banking, but in government, education, religion, food, even baseball… What bothers me ins’t that fraud is not nice. Or that fraud is mean. For fifteen thousand years, fraud and short sighted thinking have never, ever worked. Not once. Eventually you get caught, things go south. When the hell did we forget all that? I thought we were better than this, I really did.
Mark Baum: I have a feeling in a few years people are going to be doing what they always do when the economy tanks. They will be blaming immigrants and poor people.
Jared Vennett: Tell me the difference between stupid and illegal and I’ll have my wife’s brother arrested.
Mark Baum: Short everything that man has touched.
Cynthia Baum: Saints don’t live on Park Avenue.
Michael Burry: That’s a nice haircut. Did you do it yourself?
Jamie Shipley: People hate to think about bad things happening so they always underestimate their likelihood.
Mark Baum: And I’m getting madder and madder and I ask this guy how he sleeps at night knowing he’s ripping off working people and he just leaves. He doesn’t say a word. He just walks away from the lunch. So am I fucked up or is he?
Jared Vennett: [Answering call on his cell phone] Is this America’s angriest hedge fund?
Mark Baum: We’re going to wait and we’re going to wait and we’re going to wait until they feel the pain, until they start to bleed.
Mark Baum: I’m going to find moral redemption at the roulette table.