The premise of The Big Short, per Wikipedia, is “when four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short.” The comedy stars Brad Pitt, and is getting knockout reviews (87% on Rotten Tomatoes; 81% on Metacritic), but not everyone agrees. In particular, this op/ed on Philly.com claims the film is “entertaining, but not the truth”.  Of course, we should hardly expect a documentary from a comedy with Brad Pitt, but the opinion is worth reading. After you’ve read it, go watch the film, which is apparently amazing, even if not historically accurate.

 

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