A month or so ago Jeff Tucker urged me to watch Up in the Air (which I still haven’t done). I said that if he wanted to see another movie with George Clooney that had an outstanding appeal for Rothbardian viewers, he should check out Burn After Reading.
I just watched it again and I think it’s fantastic. If you liked the humor of The Big Lebowski, you may end up thinking this movie is in your top ten. (Warning, there are a lot of F-bombs.)
I hesitate to say much more, since part of the greatness of the movie is trying to figure out what the heck it even is as you watch it develop. All I will say is this: My model of government officials was fundamentally altered after I watched this movie. I thought, “Of course that’s how things must be if we could see these guys behind closed doors.”