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Overall A-

Winner of the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Inside Job examines the global financial crisis of 2008 by interviewing financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics.

Violence B
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some drug and sex-related material.

Talk to your kids about…

Inside Job

What roles do risk and caution play in investing? What impact did one-upmanship have among these company executives? Is there any way to justify their apparent greed?

Should a documentarian try and show both sides of a story in his or her film? Does this director present a balanced argument? Is there a balanced argument to present? Why would some people refuse to be interviewed?

Do you believe there is any way to bring those who are responsible for the crisis to justice? How would that happen? Who would have to be involved? Is there anything investors can do to ensure their ventures are relatively sound?