15 May 2013
Will start by making a strange analogy of this movie with Cosmopolis, a movie about which I would love to write one day, but guess I'm still too stupid to understand it. Perhaps not stupid, but Cosmopolis is really "out there", in a place beyond my understanding :-(.Indeed, both movies portray men of power going through their day and facing challenges men of their calibre usually face. The only difference is that in Arbitrage, the plot, setting and characters actually make sense and have a logical sequencing. It gets you thinking that all those Limos we see in parking lots in Wall Street are not there just for the fun of it. That there are actual people there, people with problems and issues, people like you and I. That they are people with families, friends, lovers and everything else. As strange as it may sound this kind of setting is really interesting, as I said earlier not only because we get to see the life of rich men and women, but actually witness the fact that they are vulnerable and imperfect as well. Though this might be a normal notion to many, my thought was that the wealthier a person is, the smother his life flows. Don't want to spoil anything, but Arbitrage shows that I was damn wrong,
Nevertheless, Arbitrage isn't all about watching the daily life of a multimillionaire. That would have been boring, right? It's all about sacrifice I think or rather what people are ready to sacrifice in order to get out of shame and prison. Considering the fact that the person involved in this dilemma is a multi - billionaire, things really get heated up. So much heated up in fact that the story and flow of the movie doesn't let you go.
So, if you are into some insider - like movie with a lot of twists and turns, Arbitrage is what you are looking for. As usual, waiting for your thoughts and feedback :-)