Ever since the 1951 book The Catcher In the Rye, stories about angsty, alienated, financially secure (mostly male) teenagers in existential crisis over "what it all means" have become a staple of movies, TV and literature.
The First Grader tells the true story of Kimani Maruge, an 84-year-old veteran of Kenya's Mau Mau Uprising who earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest primary school student.
I thought Everything Must Go would be a hard sell with audiences, as fans of Ferrell's raunchy comedies are put off by the film's serious tone while drama lovers keep their distance, but there's a lot to like in this small, thoughtful movie.
The Beaver is about a severely depressed man who develops an alternate personality that speaks to him and the world through a beaver puppet. A story like this would be a hard sell under any circumstances.
People interviewed in Inside Job claim that finance professionals deserve their money. But can someone rationally argue that someone earning $30 million/year works 1,000 times harder than someone earning $30,000/year?