Filled with A-list actors from Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, and Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell steals the show. His character is the one with the conscious who while he does bet against the banks, he struggles with the choices he’s made and how it will impact the ordinary people. It’s a shame he wasn’t given an Oscar nod. Christian Bale’s character was hard to watch with his awkward social disability and glass eye. Each word appeared to be a struggle to say. But I found his character a shadow of Carell’s.