The Big Short is based on a true story about the financial collapse of the banking crisis of 2008. First you may think "wow, that sounds riveting," and you might be right, however, I feel like the movie follows much like someone with ADHD might experience. The director knew how to take a topic that many people might find boring and make it interesting. The quirky scene with Margot Robbie in a hot tub may actually strike some life into you!
I know I am sounding as if this was a snore-fest but it actually had some interesting and entertaining points. The movie itself may run a bit draggy, but the actors and the dialogue alone will keep your interest long enough to appreciate the focus of what the film is trying to do. I can honestly say I usually do not get into movies that reflect around the stock or Wall Street, but I can say this one does not fit the same type of mold as those stereotypical flicks.
The casting for The Big Short was great. I found myself appreciating Steve Carell's role as Mark Baum the most. You get some humor, drama, and a story that may leave you mad over the leading events that ended in the economy collapse.
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. - Mark Baum (The Big Short)