Just caught this flick for the first time. Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carrell and Brad Pitt, it tells the story of the housing mortgage crash of '07 and '08 that ended up causing a worldwide recession. I won't give it away, if someone hasn't seen it. The best part to me was where the movie cut away to explain complicated financial terms to laymen. Anthony Bourdain used an analogy of halibut that was about to spoil to explain the sub-prime mortgage rate and Selena Gomez used a blackjack game in Las Vegas to explain how CDO's work. Also used that log game (don't know it's name) to show how when the B rated loans defaulted, the whole system would topple. I never understood any of this stuff before. Some of the movie took place in Las Vegas, but I think it was just a sound stage somewhere. Maybe someone knows for sure. It did a really good job of showing what rotten bastards the bankers were. Please confine the discussion, if any, to the movie. It will get deleted if it goes all political.