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If you watched the HBO version of Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book last week, what kind of tears did you shed while watching?
Tears of joy because you loved it so much? Or the kind that slipped down Moe Tkacik’s face “because it was just that unbelievably bad”?
[Paris Review via HNM]
Tags: Andrew Ross Sorkin, HBO, movies, tears, Too Big To Fail
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I watched “The Biggest Loser” instead – same premise, more inspiring.
-Guy who is sick of the crisis and looks toward his future of owning a pet store that specializes in selling worm farms. You know, like ant farms.
“I, Charles Gasparino, was not consulted on this film. Therefore it sucked.”
/Charles Gasparino; Life coach, Steam Room Saucier, Fuck Guru
The following is now fact;
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Like all movies, I found it to be much better than the book.
Film was way to kind the Wall Street CEOs. No mention of the AIG $13B check to Goldman. Only CEO the took shots at was Thain, and that is an easy target.
Two pigs and a pail?
I was definitely entertained, but could have done with less Topher and Cynthia, who were a bit too expository.
A+s to James Woods, Paul Giamatti, Tony Shaloub, and Bill Pullman, who brilliantly reprised his role from Independence Day to play Jamie Dimon.
I even enjoyed Mathew Modine (!) as John Thain and the excited twelve year old boy that played Skip McGee. And I’m pretty sure they actually cast Erin Callan to play Erin Callan.
It was 10,000x better than Wall Street 2.
Warren in the fast food joint with his granddaughters brought a tear to my eye and a gentle Buffett-like chuckle to my belly and made me wistful for my own simple Midwestern upbringing on the near north side of Chicago, which now that I think of it has nothing in common with that scene. Still, WB being chided into answering his cell phone over ice cream cones . . . I mean . . . shucks, just shucks is all I have to say. Big shout-out to all you corn-shuckin’ suckers out there in the heartland. I love you guys.
I don’t think they went too easy on Dick Fuld
Since this is DBreaker, normally I would say it was a sorry as combo of Sideways & Against All Odds; & despite hating ARS; this movie shows how talented HBO has become with original programing. It was superbly cast and there were three obvious points:
1. Paulson is a true statesman and was the only one who acted self-less during the entire crisis
2. If Tim Giethner was protrayed accurately, then I way underestimated him since he was the only one that appreciated the scale of the crisis early
3. Remind me who played Ken Lewis? Was Ken Lewis or BAC even mentioned? For being the devil incarnate of this crisis, they sure were absent in this movie which probably means they were totally absent of leadership and not really even at the table during the crisis and still trying to get in the room today.
And finally, UBS Sucks.
I watched “Too big to BJ”
No disagreements except as to Pullman who always strikes me as still figuring out how to act with his limited repertoire of 2 or 3 facial expressions JD has got to have outsized charisma. Pullman? meh.
As far as sequels go, it was decent. Bernanke was so much more of a downer in “Sideways”.
Bill Hurt playing Ed O’Neill playing Hank Paulson. Pretty good.
They made Chris Flowers look like an ass. Usually Chris Flowers handles this himself.
Too much Topher and Cynthia Nixon. I really have trouble with Topher doing anything other than Eric Forman. I kept expecting Paulson to call him a dumbass for scratching the Vista Cruiser.
Needed more Druries. But glad Erin got some time.
Are those honey bees for beard or what… and Hank Paulson nearly came out as God in that movie.. I nearly shed a tear for him. Funny how none of them match up to Wall Street even after so many years (maybe The man who broke Britain comes close) but wtf .. just make a liars poker or big short .. fucking slow day today .. Greece is taking all the time in the world to go blow up.
Dick Fuld is not a CEO, he is lying is bed right now on antidepressants with all glass and sharp objects hidden from him.
Don’t have time, didn’t watch
I was giving Pullman an A+ for unintentional comedy. In the TARP meeting at the end, I was really ready for him to say ‘today is the day we declare our Dependence!’
Them fellas didn’t grow shit.
Memorial weekend is 3 days, not 4. Put the beer down, get back to the office.
you mean Too busy, didn’t watch
The real question is which has a better adult film title: Too Big to Fail or Inside Job?
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Bess, you vicious pervert liar!
quote of the movie that explains everything:
Paulson: They want to drink Merlot and bailout Lehman Brothers,.. we’re drinking Merlot!
Bernanke: No, if anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot!
Didn’t have time to watch, but had time to post on dealbreaker about not having time to watch.
Inside Job, this one was just a circle jerk to how cool Wall Street is.
You going to call it “We’ve got Worms”?
-future Providence, RI livery cab driver
Let me guess– English is not your first language.
Hi, my name is an old Dealbreaker meme called “too long; didn’t read” AKA “TL,DR”
I wanted to introduce myself because apparently we’ve never met.
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Ed Asner playing Buffett was difficult to watch. He came across as a blend of Mickey Rooney playing the retard in “Bill” and one of the pervs that Chris Hansen nails in To Catch a Predator.
So you’re saying it was too real?
Couple of quick thoughts… I enjoyed the film, but was shocked to see how little they covered the BOA/Merrill deal. Several other key elements were missing. How could they gloss over the failure of WaMu? How could they not include David Einhorn at all? Where was the lead-up to this? This was very Treasury-centric and barely touched on the individual crises at each bank. I guess they only had two hours or so for the film, so maybe some scenes didn’t make the chopping block.
Bonus points for showing Paulson vomiting from stress, but I’ll have to subtract points from the transparent attempt to humanize him when he emotionally vomits to his wife in bed.Overall though, the film was well-produced. If you know enough about the crisis, you can patch up the holes in the plot, but for the average uninformed person it might be a bit misleading. I would have liked an ending montage similar to The Hangover that features Neel Kashkari chopping trees in the woods of Colorado however.
That meme was explicitly banned by Bess and Co. two years ago because it’s so stupid
My biggest takeaway is the Beard drinks diet Dr. Pepper.
The opening in Dick Fuld’s office has Einhorn’s voice in the background on CNBC.
Agree on the HP stuff though he emotionally vomits to his wife, over the phone, not in bed.
Asner looked like he had a stroke on the set and they tilted his wig to compensate for the facial paralysis
If Fuld was that delusional why didn’t they straitjacket him?
Even the salt of the earth and folksy billionaire should be offended that short, creepy bastards portrayal.
It lacked the cinematic brilliance of “The Last Days of Lehman Brothers”
Some of the casting, like Vikles, and Flowers, was distractingly bad. There’s 1 billion Indians, and that’s the best they could do? It was never clear what Flowers was doing there, or why it was so weird that he knew what was going on with AIG better than the government. The overall understanding of the problem was facile, and the ending credits heated me up just like Bess promised. Hurt as Paulson stole the show.
It was at least nice to see my dad working around the clock trying to save 11,000 jobs. Turns out that leftist bitch Ms. Leslie Lovett really didn’t know what she was talking about.
An epic fail of QE3-esque proportions
How ’bout them Astros :)
TH actually had Leslie Lovett in sophomore English at TKS. I’ll simply add here that she was also ugly.
Idiots…his best work was in Lake Placid.
I liked him better as Pig Vomit myself.
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CNBC definitely scooped this movie, as good or better movie but it came out a year and a half ago. Enjoyed the no name Fuld in TLDOLB better than Woods.
I thought it was interesting how they portrayed Ben Bernankie. Sort of like a whimp. It gives you some insight on what the characters of the people are. But yet again, its just a movie.
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