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Trenchant, didactic and profoundly moral drama examining the human cost of the financial crisis that began in 2008. Director Ramin Bahrani, who co-scripted with Amir Naderi, portrays the Faustian bargain struck between two bit players on the Orlando, Florida, real estate scene - one an unemployed construction worker (Andrew Garfield), the other a seemingly pitiless broker (Michael Shannon) - as each tries to weather the maelstrom of forces unleashed by the meltdown.

Watch out for: A scene of suicide, frequent rough and crude language.

Rated: A-III, adults; MPAA: R, restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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