The story if pretty interesting although reading the book would be better in that regard.
I enjoyed the movie but as usual there was some force gangster rap inserted - to show how badass these guys are; and they weren't able to integrate technical explanation of CDOs and CDSs artfully so they just made cutscenes that broke up the flow.
The movie is only about the evil bankers if you give a shit about poorfags. If you watch it through the lense that maybe people without a stable income shouldn't take loans, you realize the bankers were just using peoples general ability to be retarded for themselves and really not against them.
It shows that the banks have figured out how to get every nickle out of each other without fucking anybody but each other up.
The stock market crash was a understandable crash that acted as collateral damage and a massive market correction.
The movies just shows how right Austromeme economics are, with current and recent trends of economic recovery.
Thought Steve Carrel was great. Christian Bale was not so great.
But I agree with >>1049504
The ending was terrible. Basically said it was the Republican's fault.
And the big speech between Bear Sterns guy and Steve Carrell was supposed to be legendary in real life but it was retarded in movie and a huge let down.
apparently some banks resold dodgy subprime loans repackaged as triple A rated products... big financial crisis happened - few people went long a bunch of CDS contracts and made some money... they're apparently the heros here even though all these extra CDSs and synthetic CDOs being traded basically turned what should have been a more ordinary financial drama/downturn into a huge crisis