This film was a really great film. I really liked it when I saw it in theaters, but I knew that I would get more when I watched it again. This is definitely the type of movie that you need to re-watch to fully appreciate it.
The film is phenomenally written, acted, and directed. McKay did a great job of making a hilarious film out of something that is dead serious. I was laughing frequently at the film's many jokes. The film is consistently interesting, even in the parts that aren't as comedic. The three storylines blend well together, and I don't feel that any one of them felt unfulfilled. The film has some magnificent editing too.
The acting in the film was very good. Steve Carell was hilarious in his role and nailed it perfectly. Christian Bale was great in his role. Ryan Gosling was phenomenal too, delivering some of the funniest lines in the film. Marisa Tomei and Brad Pitt were pretty underused, though.
I do have to say that the film can be a bit confusing at times, especially with the financial lingo. The explanations offered by famous celebrities were quite welcome, and for the most part, quite helpful and funny. There are some things that the film could have explained better, but I got the overall meaning of the film.
So overall, "The Big Short" is a funny, enjoyable, and well-made film. Give it a chance, and even if you are utterly confused in the first viewing, give it another go, because it is so worth it,
The Big Short
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Digital that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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