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The big Short

DVD - 2016 DVD Drama Big 5 On Shelf 1 request on 6 copies Community Rating: 4.1 out of 5

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Adapted from the book by Michael Lewis.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei, Finn Wittrock, Karen Gillan, John Magaro.
The financial meltdown from the perspective of a number of players: Michael Burry, a bizarre autistic-like stock-picking genius, and the first to realize that the market's housing boom is based on a "house of cards" sham; Mark Baum, self-loathing fictional character whose firm picks up insider trading information from a wrong number phone call; Jared Vennet, a smart-aleck broker who confirms the ominous suspicion; and Charlie Gellar and Jamie Shipley, small-time players who hit it big.
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (enhanced for 16:9 TVs) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.


They made it interesting... submitted by ssmyth on June 19, 2016, 8:18am I'm amazed at how they took a very complex confusing situation and made it interesting. Well acted - well written. Very much worth watching!

Great submitted by leenajong on July 13, 2016, 3:52am Very interesting movie!!

Great movie! submitted by bookher on July 13, 2016, 1:03pm I really appreciate this movie taking a very confusing subject/topic and making it understandable and relatable. Acting was excellent too!

Scary Reality submitted by moola on July 14, 2016, 2:43pm So depressing that this actually happened.Hard to watch and relive it.

The Big Short submitted by SBNB on August 13, 2016, 7:12pm This is an excellent look into the causes of the economic crash of 2008. The story was engaging and the banking terminology was explained as the movie moved along. It's a great movie. I only wish the "just kidding" ending were the true ending. It's horrible how corrupt the system is in this country.

Recent Past submitted by Meginator on August 2, 2017, 3:16pm This film is difficult to watch, if only because of its gotcha tagline at the end- the reprehensible people responsible for the subprime loan crisis, as depicted here, haven't atoned for their crimes and essentially got away with it. Knowing that, the film is still an interesting and surprisingly comprehensible examination of what, exactly, all of this means and how the situation arose and, eventually, melted down, taking our economy with it. The script has a surprising amount of humor and the acting is excellent. The financial shenanigans can be a bit difficult to follow at times, but that's the nature of the beast; this is a good film if you can stomach the inevitable consequences.

Necessary movie submitted by ferielp on August 25, 2017, 4:42pm I couldn't explain the intricacies of the crisis if I tried, but the movie did a good job of making the exposition keep up with the pace of the plot but also be detailed enough that if I were to go off of the information the characters discussed, I could delve deeper into the facets of the collapse on my own time. You did not need to know economics to enjoy the movie, but it definitely would have helped.

The Big Short submitted by a2sue on August 26, 2017, 12:18am The Big Short was distressing, but good.

Hard to believe the movie was good submitted by EJZ on July 23, 2018, 8:25pm When I heard they were making a film of the book (which I loved) I couldn't imagine how you could possibly dramatize it. As good as Michael Lewis is, the subject can still be very dry. I needn't have worried- the film is fantastic.

Cliche submitted by jayzwack on August 11, 2018, 9:32pm The movie is just ok. The book is better.

informative submitted by yufamily on July 20, 2019, 2:37pm Nice plot

Based off a book submitted by crp on August 18, 2019, 5:37pm A good watch, based off a good book

Short submitted by smr on July 2, 2020, 2:49pm Like the big short

It manages to explain the financial crisis. submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on August 15, 2020, 11:00pm "The Big Short" manages to do something astounding ---it manages to explain the financial crisis. It manages to make you root for a group of bankers who, in theory, you feel like you should hate because they ended up very rich, and it keeps you entertained throughout now.

Christian Bale has never been better. Steve Carell is fantastic as always.

Not for me submitted by jibkidder on July 3, 2022, 10:30am There is a site called which is a crowdsourcing site for identifying triggers in movies, ostensibly so viewers can avoid them. One of the listed triggers is "is the fourth wall broken", which at first seems like an odd thing to note, but then I remember how much I dislike the pedantic tone of this movie - or perhaps the word I'm looking for is didactic - and consider the possibility that I have been triggered!