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As GameStop stock unexpectedly rises, Adam McKay‘s 2015 financial drama The Big Short is getting a bump of its own. The Academy Award winning film is getting a second wave in light of the Reddit-fueled GameStop short squeeze, in which amateur investors were able to significantly drive up the price of GameStop stock.
According to the New York Times, Wednesday’s surge increased GameStop’s value by more than $10 billion. The major boost comes after the company’s value was estimated at $2 billion in December. As of yesterday, it’s now worth $24 billion. The news rocked the financial world, including a real life figure featured in The Big Short, an investor in GameStop who expressed his worry with the current situation on social media.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Big Short and GameStop, including how and where to stream the movie.
BIG SHORT GAMESTOP: HOW IS THE MOVIE CONNECTED TO THE NEWS?
While the events portrayed in The Big Short happened long before this week’s GameStop news, there is a small connection. Michael Burry, a GameStop investor and Scion Asset Management boss who is portrayed by Christian Bale in The Big Short, chimed in on the GameStop situation on Twitter.
“If I put $GME on your radar, and you did well, I’m genuinely happy for you,” Burry tweeted, per Business Insider. “However, what is going on now – there should be legal and regulatory repercussions. This is unnatural, insane, and dangerous.”
There’s also the Trevor Noah connection, which is a bit lighter than Burry’s warning message. As a play on Margot Robbie’s famous Big Short scene, The Daily Show host helped explain what happened with GameStop stock to his viewers.
Margot Robbie wasn’t available to explain this GameStop situation in a bathtub, so this is the best we could do. pic.twitter.com/Mw1dabmIzQ
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 28, 2021
“Basically, there’s a group of people on Reddit who don’t use the stock market to invest, they use it to gamble,” Noah as Robbie explains in the clip. “And, yeah, that’s what a lot of serious investors do too, but these guys on Reddit are more honest about it and they love to troll the people who aren’t.”
THE BIG SHORT STREAMING SERVICE: IS THE BIG SHORT ON NETFLIX OR HULU?
If you’re looking for The Big Short on Netflix or Hulu, you’re out of luck. Right now, Adam McKay’s hit drama is not available to watch on either streaming service.
WHERE CAN I STREAM THE BIG SHORT?
While The Big Short isn’t on Netflix or Hulu, it is on a lesser known streaming service. You’ll find The Big Short on Crackle, a streaming service that offers both original and acquired TV and movies. Right now, The Big Short is totally free to stream on Crackle — you don’t even need to create an account with the service to watch.
WHERE TO WATCH THE BIG SHORT:
If you’re looking to rent or buy The Big Short, you’ve got options, too. The movie is currently available to rent on YouTube, Google Play, Prime Video, Vudu, FandangoNow, and iTunes, where a 48-hour rental costs $2.99-3.99. You can also purchase The Big Short on these platforms, where it costs between $7.99 and $14.99 to buy.
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