Thursday, March 24, 2011
Inside Job - DVD Review
The main attraction for viewing the documentary Inside Job is to find out where all our money went! If you were an adult in 2008, you were in someway affected by the banking fiasco. You may have lost investments, retirement, nest eggs, had a subprime loan, had a crappy mortgage, lost your job, or just plain could not understand how these clowns got away with highway robbery. This film, winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary, will answer your questions. You may not like the answer, but it will be laid out in a comprehensible manner.
There was a small section about derivatives where I was happy to be watching on DVD. I paused the movie and my husband and I batted it back and forth a bit until I felt I grasped it a little better. Those are still confusing to me. Maybe, because they have a shady aspect to them?
I do feel this movie won an award because of its explosive subject matter as opposed to its filmmaking qualities. I was on the edge of my seat, but the documentary style was basically movies your forced to watch in school. People are interviewed, pie charts are shown, stock footage, strategically placed captions and oh look, a bar graph! If a high schooler had to watch this, I honestly think they’d be bored out of their minds!
So if you’re watching this to find out what happened, you’ll have a comprehensive film that will leave you angered, but informed. If you want to see what’s new and avant garde in the area of documentary filmmaking, skip it. This one kicks it old school!
Posted by Colleen at 9:38 PM