It features a dream cast any movie can have and it talks hard on finance and how money propagates around. When you put Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale in the same movie, you can expect fireworks. Though this movie, “The Big Short,” is somewhat deeper according to Ryan Gosling.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Big Short” is a movie that documents the crash of the American housing market, which eventually led to the financial crisis of 2008. It is also about the people at Wall Street who could foresee the crisis and decided to capitalize on it. Heavy terms like subprime loans, debt obligation and interest rate swaps is the theme of the movie and is based on the book of the same name by Michael Lewis.
Ryan Gosling, who plays the role of Jared Vennett who in turn is based on Greg Lippmann, gave a few insight about the movie. According to him, he learned quite a lot in this movie and stated that the movie, which could have been preachy, isn’t actually one because in fact it happens to be a heart breaking and educational one. He was all praise for director Adam McKay who managed to make the movie more informative without being condescending. Ryan also added that Adam has been successful in retaining the sense of humor with this movie even though he himself was outraged by something.
Ryan Gosling’s brunette character Jared serves as the narrator of the movie and is the fast talking banker in it who explains everything to the audience up to the crash. If Ryan plays a banker in the movie, Steve plays a hedge fund manager by the name of Mark Baum. As far as he is concerned, Steve had a lot of preparation to do for the movie, which includes learning a whole new set of vocabulary for it.
Us Weekly reviewed the movie and called Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling’s performances as mesmerizing not before making a mention about the celebrity cameos as delightful. Fans of Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell will surely not miss this one.
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