Want to learn what happened in 2008 with the stock market? Go see this film. Every performance was spot on. It will make you hate banks, mortgages, lenders and for us poor people who this didn't affect as much, it makes us happy we weren't rich at the time. I can't imagine anyone who went through this ordeal in real life, seeing this movie and it not bring back depression and bad memories. Being a fan of Finn Wittrock, I was delighted to see him in this movie. Steve Carrell commanded attention and Christian Bale brought unwanted attention to his character's eye issue that it was hard not to stare at it every time he was on screen. Actor Jeremy Strong was very memorable. Excellent flick.