Tax Working Group recommends The Big Short

The Big Short is a 2015 movie that experimented with telling audiences what was going on instead of putting it on screen.

The Big Short is a 2015 movie that experimented with telling audiences what was going on instead of putting it on screen.

In a bizarre move apparently outside their mandate, the Tax Working Group tasked with recommending important tax reforms has recommended 2015 movie The Big Short.

“VERY INTERESTING” read the final report. “FUNNY BUT REAL DEEP AND EDUCATIONAL. REALLY TEACHES YOU ABOUT BAD MONEY PEOPLE.”

“It’s very interesting,” said Michael Cullen, head of the working group. “I think anybody should watch it before considering any tax stuff because it’s a good money movie about lots of money things, and they explain the complicated bits for you.

“Honestly, I think I can speak for the whole group when I say that’s what we liked the most, the explaining bits with Margot Robbie in the bathtub and Selena Gomez.

“Often when I watch a movie I have to interrupt it to figure out what they’re going on about, especially with money stuff, because that’s very complicated and hard to understand, but this movie just interrupted itself for us.

“Really clever filmmaking. Tell, don’t show. If you show, I won’t get it. Just tell me.”

Cullen said it would be “pretty irresponsible” of the Government to implement any tax changes without watching the movie.

“Did you know the housing market is pretty much, it’s like jenga, there’s a scene where they show that. How it’s like jenga.”

Cullen said the Working Group had watched “many, many” other movies, but none had been very helpful as they weren’t “about money.”

Tax changes recommended in the final report were ultimately only influenced by three of the movies they had watched: The Big Short, Inside Out, and The Human Centipede.

He said he hoped they’d make “more movies that explain” in future, like “maybe a biopic of a famous leader, but not the main leader, maybe a vice leader, and have lots of great performances but talk over them with lots of explain segments.”

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