The critics found a movie worth watching.

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood

It’s not everyday that Hollywood brings together Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Marisa Tomei and Ryan Gosling.  But Hollywood doesn’t bank on “everyday” of course.  The Big Short premiered in Los Angeles as part of the AFI Festival.  Truth be told, the luster and limelight fell dull after a long week of high profile red carpet celebrity premieres (spoiled movie goers).  But fans were still out in the hundreds to catch all the action.

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“Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.”

And the after party?  Let’s just say that Steve Carell breezed through the room briefly and shook about three hands.  It’s been a long week.  Make that a long unusually cold week for Los Angeles and the energy level for the festival had already wound down.  Nevertheless, a great flick to check out and movie fans will be eager to monitor its box office sales.

The Big Short, Katya MtsitouridzeKatya Mtsitouridze, Editor-in-Chief Variety Magazine Russia

The film releases December 11, 2015.  Those who work or worked in the world of finance could have more reason to flood opening day.  Others may want to forget the historical financial crisis.