Movies about finance are usually not funny. There's not exactly a lot of comedy involved when talking about how big banks ruined the lives of millions of Americans. Plus, banking is an inherently boring topic. It uses a lot of obtuse language to describe increasingly obtuse topics. The entire objective of the banking industry is to make everything so complicated that Joe Schmoe will say, "Look, just take my money and don't mess it up."
That's why it's a bit of a miracle that The Big Short is not only funny and entertaining, but legitimately educational. Director Adam McKay found a perfect, creative way to cut through all of the seemingly impenentrable language of banking and explain everything to the audience in an understandable way. Surprisingly it all starts with putting Margot Robbie in a bubble bath.
If you've seen The Big Short already, you know exactly what we're talking about. But if you haven't, here's a behind-the-scenes clip from the Digital HD and Blu-ray release that explores how they made simple sense of such complicated nonsense. Either way, this all serves as a reminder that one of the best movies of 2015 is available today to buy on Digital HD and will hit the aforementioned Blu-ray combo pack on March 15.
Check it out.