“Don’t go expecting a movie that will give you some great intellectual or emotional insights into the Wall Street crisis. Sure, there are the obligatory “life on the trading floor” scenes and quasi-faithful recreations of arguments between Treasury and Wall Street at the oak-paneled New York Fed. And there are lots of cameos of CNBC anchors and Nouriel Roubini (as “Dr. Hashimi”) to give the movie “authenticity.” But the authenticity is as phony as Bernie Madoff’s investment returns. How many Fordham-educated prop traders with the last name “Moore” speak fluent Mandarin?” [WSJ via BI]

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  1. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    3

  2. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Fordham sucks

  3. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Hey watch that fuckin’ shit! I went to fuckin’ Fordham and went on to great success in the waste hauling and construction businesses.
    -Vinnie the Guinea

  4. Posted by MD | July 27, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    BEST MOVIE EVER!

    -MANAGING! DIRECTOR

  5. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Do people at Moore Capital speak fluent Chinese?

    – bunny with a good nose

  6. Posted by Dark Helmet | July 27, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Your Schwartz is as big as mine. Lets see how well you handle it.

  7. Posted by guest | July 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM

    lacist plick.

  8. Posted by Guest | July 27, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    seller, buyer

  9. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Something tells me that this moviegoer might want to steer clear of Manetti’s for a while lest he run into some Fordham educated prop traders that speak fluent Mandarin…

  10. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    blowing, sucking

  11. Posted by Helmet | July 27, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    He looks like Gazoo from the Flintstones.

  12. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    @11 FTW

  13. Posted by client 9 | July 27, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    i assumed “directed by oliver stone” was sufficiently specific

  14. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Worst casting since Danny Devito in Other People’s Money

  15. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    I am too sober…

  16. Posted by Invisible Hands | July 27, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    I’d rather shit a knife than watch this movie. Nouriel Roubini should make out with a chainsaw, then shut the fuck up. And Fordham sucks worse than the WNBA.

  17. Posted by Shia Labeouf | July 27, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    MEET ME AT MINETTA TAVERN! I’LL BE THE GUY DRINKING A CHOCOLATE MARTINI, TALKING INTO A JANET JACKSON MICROPHONE.

  18. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    @12 FTW

  19. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Me Chinee
    Me pray joke . . .

  20. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    Blue Horseshoe loves Anicott Steel

  21. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    In Soviet Russia, oliver stones you!

  22. Posted by Guesty Guest | July 27, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    Fordham does NOT suck! However, oak-paneled walls are still up for debate.

    -Fordham MBA

  23. Posted by client 9 | July 27, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    @21 – in soviet russia, that joke still not funny

  24. Posted by CoveredLong | July 27, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    @18 FTW

  25. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Fordham grads don’t know preferred stock from livestock

  26. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    can this be our next caption contest?

  27. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Shia, meet me at Blockheads in Murray Hill, we can rehearse lines while I hit you with a chain.

  28. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    @23 – in Soviet Russia, you do not amuse joke!

  29. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    Shia, in Soviet Russia, I send you to gulag for the high crime of bad acting and just being an all around doooooosh.

  30. Posted by Someone who once met Soros | July 27, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    those are 2 purdy looking young ladies there. bit butch but I dont mind

    – Raymond “Chain Rape” Deveraux, Certified Fisting Authority Level III [out on parole]

  31. Posted by Mr. Market | July 27, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    @14 if by worst casting you mean, amazing casting. who doesn’t love a pint-size corporate raider? he gave an entire generation the confidence to stand up and shout, “I am small, weird, and subjected to ridicule, but I too can become a PE honch”

  32. Posted by Yuck | July 27, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    @Bess–You gave partial credit to Business Insider for this story? Gross.

  33. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Everything in finance and economics is phony! It is all full of bullshit- both in the real world and in the movies.

    “‘How many Fordham-educated prop traders with the last name “Moore” speak fluent Mandarin?'” If it is true, who gives a fuck!!

  34. Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    @5 – examine your intelligence

  35. Posted by Oliver Stone | July 28, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    Don’t look at me, Jews control the media.

  36. Posted by derivative deviant | July 28, 2010 at 3:06 AM

    @6 Schwartz is racist – examine your motives
    @35 Racist – examine your bell end

  37. Posted by John | July 28, 2010 at 7:29 AM

    Any update on Shia’s speed dial bloomberg

  38. Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    This is the kid, calls me 59 days in a row, wants to be a player. There ought to be a picture of you in the dictionary under persistence kid.

  39. Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 at 8:45 AM

    Blue Horseshoe hates Shia Labeouf.

  40. Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    Daryl Hannah was a terrible casting debacle, now Shia. Get real.

  41. Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    @25 I would sure steer clear of a dude who couldn’t tell common stock from livestock
    -Bud Fox Cattle Fondling Associate Level IV

  42. Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    @14 – Darrly Hannah looks like a white Shaq coming out of the ocean – not only is she unattractive she is also a terrible actress. No way a BSD like Bud Fox would settle for her……

  43. Posted by Teldar Paper | July 28, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    16 wins – game over.

  44. Posted by ChicagoChick | July 28, 2010 at 9:33 AM

    @24 FTW

  45. Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    @44 FTW

  46. Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    if you had to pick one, would you say gordon gekko has a cfa or an mba?

  47. Posted by DJ Jazzy Josh | July 28, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    La-Beef, now there is your quintessential thespian. He has as much range as a daisy air rifle. To match his performance in this film I think I have to go all the way back to Larry Storch in F-Troop. – Obrigado DM

  48. Posted by DJ Jazzy Josh | July 28, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    @45 – Fail

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