Documentary that takes a comprehensive look at how the global economic crisis of 2008 happened, who's to blame and how it has affected the entire world. It features interviews with Nouriel Roubini, Barney Frank, George Soros, Eliot Spitzer and Charles R. Morris. Narrated by Matt Damon. Directed by Charles Ferguson. [1:48]
SEX/NUDITY 4 - Two computer screens are seen with photographs of two women, topless and wearing underwear: one is covering her bare breasts with her hands and the other woman has her torso turned away. A woman is seen wearing a low-cut, cleavage exposing top. Women are seen wearing short dresses and low-cut, cleavage exposing dresses. A shirtless man, bare chest and upper shoulders visible, is seen on a boat.
► Men and women frequently discuss how groups of men had purchased sex services from prostitutes, frequently attended strip clubs and would hire prostitutes to entertain business associates, as well as receive lap dances from women.
► A woman discusses how she ran a brothel and men expensed sex with prostitutes to their businesses and how she and her employees had "serviced men" thousands of times on a monthly basis. A man says that men would have sex with a prostitute and then go home and be with their wives as though nothing had happened.
► A man says a business had become "mine is bigger than yours" but does not explain the meaning of the phrase.
VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - We see bombs being tested as a narrator explains that money had been given to develop nuclear weapons testing. A man says that scientists turned from developing weapons during the Cold War to developing mathematical weapons of mass destruction.
► We see news footage of people crowding the street in protest, including a man who appears to have been shoved lying on the ground and a woman standing in front of a small fire in a trashcan and shouting.
► A narrator describes how companies have erected buildings, destroying natural beauty and as he is describing this, we see smoke coming from factories and a flurry of rocks falling down a hill.
► Two men use the analogy of stocks "falling off a cliff" including one of the men using hand gestures of something diving and then saying, "Boom!" A woman uses an analogy that a tsunami was coming but she was only concerned with finding a bathing costume. A man says he knows people who have robbed banks. A man discusses how a woman had told him 13 men bullied her.
► Multiple men are seen handcuffed, being lead away by police officers as a narrator explains that they have been arrested for larceny, deception and theft.
PROFANITY 4 - We see graffiti that includes an implied F-word ("f*king"), 1 obscene hand gesture, 3 sexual references, 9 scatological terms, name-calling (crazy, utterly mad, psychopath), 2 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - We see a white powder (implied to be cocaine) poured onto a mirrored surface and snorted into a rolled-up dollar bill, a man discusses how a group of men are addicted to cocaine and do extreme amounts of cocaine and still go to work, and a man says money had been given to fund the international drug trade (we see a man being asked about it and denying knowing that money was for drug trade). A man is seen holding an alcoholic drink and taking a sip. We see a group of men smoking cigarettes.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - The International Monetary Fund, the Economic Crisis 2008, recession, deregulation, funding, Cold War, Ponzi schemes, use of prostitutes, Iceland, Icelandic government failing, central banking, privatization, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Wall Street, banking, CDOs, debt, national debt, unemployment.
MESSAGE - People need to investigate and educate themselves on their banking decisions and hold the government and businesses accountable for their investments.