Movies In McConomy

The Big Short

Saturday, April 16
8 p.m.

Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Ryan Gosling (Jared Vennett), Rudy Eisenzopf (Lewis Ranieri), Christian Bale (Michael Burry)
Rotten Tomatoes: 88 percent

The Big Short tells the story of the 2008 financial crisis from the point of view of eccentric hedge fund manager Michael Burry, played by Christian Bale. Picking up on the instability of the housing market, based on the high risk and low return subprime loans being given out, Burry devises an audacious scheme to profit from the impending collapse. Using Burry as a subject, The Big Short provides a deep look into the subprime mortgage crisis and the collapse of 2008. In the process, The Big Short does a spectacular job of informing the viewer about the dangerous economics that led to the crisis, while painting a dirty, if somewhat caricatured, picture of Wall Street greed.