The Gist: In the lead-up to the mid-2000s housing bubble collapse, a few astute investors predict the inevitable and decide to bet against the banks, which are blinded by their greed and complete lack of foresight. They don't predict how corrupt the system really is though.
The Big Short is an intense, in-depth analysis of the causes of the recent crash of the worldwide economy. It's oftentimes arduous to follow, in spite of the cleverly inserted explanations of what's going on, but is a real eye opener.
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt are only some of the great actors bringing this intriguing tale, based on actual events, to life.
The Bottom Line: Even if you think you know what led to the recent economic collapse that ruined so many lives across the country and the world, this is a must watch. It will likely get your blood boiling, but that's only because it's so good.