Release Date: October 8, 2010
Running time: 2 hours
Ladeez and Gentlemen, preesenting, the Ringling Brothers clusterfuck that made the financial meltdown possible, with plenty of blame to go around-from Democrats to Republicans, from the financial brokerage houses and their corporate lobbyists to the cocksuckers who masquerade as "financial experts" who offer their so-called expertise to the highest bidder and get paid to say whatever corporations want them to say. It's all here.
You will hear crap like lack of "personal responsibility" from Libertarians who want to blame the financial crisis on the welfare "nanny" state (i.e. minorities) and every other type of working-class schmuck who took out mortgages they couldn't afford. But the truth is somehow quite different from how they paint it. There is nothing better to disinfect the air of ignorance than researching the truth. And you are welcome to start with this excellent and sobering account of how Wall Street and the deregulation of the financial markets almost brought the world to the brink of financial ruin.
This film won the Academy Award for "Best Documentary" of 2010. Some critics (one in particular, a smarmy, self-satisfied asshole from ESPN named Bill Simmons who doesn't know anything about film and probably didn't see it) said it did not deserve the award because the financial crisis is still ongoing. Quite a telling insight, Einstein. But the film covers a large portion of what has happened up until this point, which is something that could not be done in a 50-60 minute synopsis. This moron had the audacity to say that the film that deserved the award was some bullshit documentary about some idiot graffiti artist who is so inept he is shown spilling paint in the back of his own SUV. Got news for you-an authentic graffiti artist (and I love and admire graffiti art) doesn't ride around town in an SUV.