CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"Margin Call" is the back stage nightmare in Manhattan, circa 2008

**The Rum Diaries** is a fun ensemble piece with a great soundtrack and beautiful scenery. In contrast, **Margin Call** retains some of the “anti capitalist propaganda” themes, but sets the story in the urban jungle known as Wall Street.

Unlike Oliver Stone’s manic **Wall Street** movies, **Margin Call** contains a deliberate pace that explains how the stock market fell apart in the autumn of 2008. The story begins with the firing of Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci), who gives a flash drive to his former trainee Peter Sullivan (Zachary Quinto). While analyzing the data, Sullivan realizes that a financial time bomb has been lit. From this point forward, Sullivan follows the chain of command, beginning with his immediate supervisor (Kevin Spacey) and ending with the corporate editor (Jeremy Irons). **Margin Call** is a good serious movie that may be far more appropriate than some of the Halloween releases this weekend.
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