A Comedy and a Tragedy

16 December 2011 in Reviews


What to do a wedding and the financial collapse have in common? They were both subjects in movies we watched this past week. So do you want the good news or the bad news first?

Let’s start with the bad news and end on a high note. Inside Job┬áis a documentary about the financial collapse. While it attempts to put the details of the collapse into layman’s terms I found it breezed over some critical parts and without having read almost every Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone article about the collapse I may have left the movie a little confused in a few areas. But overall it’s a great introduction to the complete corruption within both political parties and the financial industry. If you find yourself questioning the motivations of the Occupy Wall Street Movement watch this movie. It doesn’t play to one side or the other, but points out that both parties are under the thumb of the large financial institutions and willingly participated in this debacle right up to the collapse. To this very minute you are reading this your elected officials, most likely, be them R or D are screwing you and this country over. I think every American should be required to watch this movie before the next election and educate themselves on what’s really going on and who is really running this country. If you are not enraged at the end of this movie you weren’t paying attention.

On a lighter note, Bridesmaids was a pretty funny movie. Overall the plot was kind of predictable, but there were some laugh out loud parts. In our opinion the sister in law played by Melissa McCarthy stole the show. She was very akin to Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover. Her lines were often absurd, but hilariously. It wasn’t a comedy I’d buy and watch over and over, but it was a worthwhile film.

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16 December 2011 Reviews

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