“Inside Job” was one of those pictures on my movie list that I just kept missing. Sometimes that can be a problem with independent films. Unlike blockbusters, they’re usually in town for just a few weeks.
I finally saw it and thought it was fantastic (and so did the Academy Awards as well as the Cannes, New York and Toronto film festivals). It’s one of the most comprehensive and understandable stories to date of the financial meltdown of 2008 – 2009. Admittedly, not a fun topic, but it really explains how we got to the state we found ourselves in, and how it could have been avoided. Just when you think you’re in for a dry review of the data, you’ll find yourself engrossed by the personalities involved, from the day-to-day traders all the way to Eliot Spitzer. After I saw one mistake compounded by another, I felt pretty good about how my kitchen table checkbook is managed, and you may too.
Give it a try – enjoy!