Similar to the more superior film The Big Short, this movie has a format of depicting the events of the runtime by narration. The difference is who. In that movie various celebrities explain aspects of the crisis and we see that aspect play out dramatically. Here, Mossack and Fonseca explain various aspects of money laundering and anything similar and we see it play out dramatically. I actually would like more movies like this. Fourth wall breaking, I love how it is incorporated here. They claim that none of what was their downfall was their fault. Everything is personal. My misunderstanding is the succession of the scheme, but I know it all leads to Mossack Fonseca. Everyone makes their decisions for the sake of their own personal benefit in the scheme. They exploit the law and still from the people they reinsure for their own personal gain. This movie did give me vibes of another Soderbergh movie, Contagion. Depicting something global, and somewhere in it, someone looking to expose it. The ending was kinda odd to me, I was fine with Ellen shedding the Elena costume which honestly surprised me, but then the costume was shed again, from Ellen to Meryl Streep herself. Of course, she herself is making the statements and probably legitimately believes in them, but it was still weird. Again, I actually would like to see more movies like this.
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