Director: Adam McKay
Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt
Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei, Selena Gomez, Max Greenfield
Release: December 25th, 2015
Are you kidding me with this cast? These are some of the best actors in Hollywood, merging together in a glorious ball of light, looking all schlubby, talking about banks collapsing. Wait, what? I’m sorry, this cast looks incredible, but how are we supposed to get excited about a financial crisis, especially when all these leading men look like they stopped bathing? I lived through this, we all did, the world didn’t end, I don’t understand how they’re going to make a compelling movie about something that wasn’t all that compelling. This will fall well short of The Wolf of Wall Street, if I have any predicting powers. How do I know? Wolf was directed by Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, Shutter Island, The Departed), Big Short is directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers).