The Big Short
- 130 min
- Directed by: Adam McKay
- Written by: Michael Lewis, Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
- Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan, Brad Pitt
- UK release: 22 January 2016
In the middle of the biggest property boom in American history, a group of financial experts bets that it's all about to collapse. A righteous, angry call to arms dolled up with satirical absurdity, irony, montage, knowing cinematic and pop culture references, snappy dialogue and smoking hot performances from an astonishing cast.
The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock (0.0 miles)
Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt
As the millennial boom rolled on, the housing market seemed like the best one-way bet in town – anyone could own a home (or five) and the banks made vast profits packaging and selling on mortgage debt. A few small-timers, lone wolves and oddballs – Carell’s splenetic trader and Bale’s death-metal-drumming fund manager among them – realised the foundations were rotten, and set out to profit… McKay is brilliant, telling most of this potentially complex story in outrageously entertaining style, while mindful of the human cost of the crash and furious at the amoral decadence which led to it.
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Reviews & features
Steve Carell: I never met co-star until movie's premiere22 Jan 2016
Steve Carell never saw his 'The Big Short' co-star Christian Bale until the movie's premiere. The 53-year-old actor, who stars as Mark Baum in the financial drama, has revealed he never once shared the set with his 41-year-old co-star, who plays…
Ryan Gosling: Fake tan helped me become a banker20 Jan 2016
Ryan Gosling transformed himself with fake tan for his role in 'The Big Short.' The actor reunited with his 'Crazy Stupid Love' co-star Steve Carell for the upcoming biopic about the 2008 Wall Street financial crash in the Adam McKay directed movie…
Adam McKay hopes 'mainstream America' watches The Big Short18 Jan 2016
Adam McKay is desperate for mainstream America to see 'The Big Short'. The director's latest effort centres on the financial crisis in the late 2000s and McKay - who is better known for helming comedy movies like 'Anchorman' and 'Talladega Nights'…
The Big Short18 Jan 2016
Terrifically and improbably entertaining financial crisis dramedy, featuring an all-star cast
Scathingly funny, dark and impudently executed, this intensely gripping, fact-based comedy drama achieves what most would have thought impossible. It makes the cause of the global economic meltdown not only almost comprehensible but outrageously…
Hollywood and Wall Street: how the movie industry loves to hate big money30 Sep 2015
Star-studded The Big Short is the latest example of Hollywood's distrust of the financial sector
Your pulse may or may not start racing at the prospect of an entire movie about mortgages, but the upcoming The Big Short, based on the book of the same name by eminent finance journalist Michael Lewis, could be one of the must-see films of this autumn.
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