A comedy featuring chic geek scientists, one of the most visionary directors, Adam McKay, behind the camera, and Leo DiCaprio in the lead role. What – literally – is not to like here? But there’s more than initially meets the eye. For this isn’t just a funny film. It’s serious socio-political commentary posing as comedy.

McKay recognises that hard truths are often difficult to deliver as straight-up commentary. People are resistant to messages they don’t want to hear, especially in the toxic political economy that prevails today. We can’t barge in through the front door. It’s locked. So we ...


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