Adapted from the bestselling book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Adam McKay’s film is a comedic take on the international banking collapse of 2008. Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling are a group of unorthodox investment bankers who recognise that the boom years of finance are built on the shakiest of foundations and seek to make their fortunes from the crash that no one else appears to foresee. It’s funny because it’s true, and it’s tragic and frightening for the same reason.
Cert 15 – USA
Director: Adam McKay – Running time: 130 minutes – Language: English
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt