Inside Job Reviews
Sets out how the crisis developed, the consequences, the individuals, the changes promised by Obama in 2008, and the fact that the majority of these were never implemented. Derivative markets, leverage caps, ratings agencies and bonuses remain largely untouched - and "for the first time in history, average Americans have less education and are less prosperous than their parents."
"You're gonna make an extra $2m a year, or $10m a year for putting your financial institution at risk. Someone else pays the bill, you don't. Would you make that bet? Most people on Wall Street said, 'Sure, I'd make that bet.'"
It's certainly not an impartial or objective look at events, to put it mildly, but I think you'd find it difficult to argue that its anger is unfounded. Unfortunately, the story does not have a happy ending and fizzles out into a reminder of how screwed we all are. Still, it's depressingly engaging to see just how everything fell apart (or more accurately, wasn't put together properly in the first place).
The entertaining aspect of the documentary is snippets where the kids with chocolate and crumbs all over their faces flat-out deny having been in the cookie jar. But they aren't kids, and they clearly think most people are too stupid too understand or too powerless to do anything about it. It is a pointed study in arrogance and narcissism.