Number of Times Seen – 1 (31 May 2016)
Brief Synopsis – As a result of the financial crisis in 2010, a working class man and his family get evicted from their home and he must find a way to survive in the new hostile environment he is thrust into.
My Take on it – I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Big Short (2015) and I think it had to do with the fact that it discussed in general those who were hurt and affected by the financial crisis but didn’t focus on their hardships at all despite their stories being more relateable to us.
This movie is a very good companion piece to that film because this movie deals solely with everyone on the other end of the spectrum and we get to see how the financial crisis affected the ‘little people’.
Both Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon are great here and their performances help us sympathize with the regular people who were affected by the crisis.
Unlike The Big Short (2015), this movie is written in a simple yet powerful way that it helps us understand what was going with the people who lost their homes without pandering to us.
Bottom Line – Very good companion piece to The Big Short (2015) because it lets us see the hardships faced on the other side of the crisis. Garfield and Shannon are both great here and it’s easy to sympathize with the situations presented. Powerfully written to help us understand what happened to people who ended up defaulting on their homes. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon have both played famous comic book characters in movies. Garfield played Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Michael Shannon portrayed General Zod. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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