Glamour and accolades swirl around the Oscar attendees every year, but this year one movie stood out to us in particular: ‘Inside Job’. This documentary, directed by Charles Ferguson, brings some much needed attention to what really happened during the financial meltdown.
Watching the Oscars usually consists of a big bowl of popcorn and gossip over the latest baby bump or violent outburst—we’re talking to you Natalie Portman and Charlie Sheen. This year was no different, but when the best documentary won, it put an important issue in front of the American public: What really happened behind the financial meltdown?
For those of you who haven’t had the chance to check out the movie here is the trailer:
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This movie provides an important social commentary on the absolute mess a select few individuals were able to cause with their reckless behavior. What’s worse is none of these individuals faced any consequences for their actions. It is difficult for many to understand what when in 2008, and even more difficult to get the full story. This film gives an insider look into the life and lifestyle, of Wall Street ‘Government’. What is revealed is disturbing and saddening at the same time, Ferguson gave a voice to the anger many Americans were and are harboring. He even opened his acceptance speech by blasting Wall Street,
“Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong.”
Recap of 2011 Oscar Winners
If you missed the Oscars, here is a list recapping the other winners and categories.
|Best Picture||The King's Speech|
|Best Actor||Colin Firth - The King's Speech|
|Best Actress||Natalie Portman - Black Swan|
|Best Director||Tom Hooper - The King's Speech|
|Best Film Editing||The Social Network|
|Best Visual Effects||Inception|
|Best Short Film||Luke Matheny God of Love|
|Best Costume Design||Colleen Atwood - Alice in Wonderland|
|Best Supporting Actor||Christian Bale - The Fighter|
|Best Original Score||Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network|
|Best Supporting Actress||Melissa Leo - The Fighter|
If you have not yet seen the movie, it is available on DVD and may still be playing at select theaters. Did you see the movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below: