Margin Call, the Movie

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Margin Call depicts a realistic take on what happens inside a Wall Street firm. It is about a company that is downsizing their workers because of a firm’s crisis. One of the victims, Eric Dale, was working on a major analysis when he was laid off. He hands his coworker Peter Sullivan his USB, which contains the major analysis. Peter stays late and cracks the issues and calls his coworkers and bosses in about the financial disaster he had discovered. He had discovered that the company is about the crash. He tries to get ahold of Eric, no luck. He then calls his coworkers Seth Bregman and Will Emerson, who are at a bar and tells them that they need to come back to the office for an emergency situation. After showing the…show more content…
He is mainly concerned about how much he makes in salary. Will describes Seth rather well, saying he is “A heartless little shit.” While Peter is concerned about the discovery and the negative impact it could have on the company, Seth is goofing around and telling Peter that “everyone is going out but him” and that he should have few drinks at The Grand to celebrate that they did not get laid-off like many of their coworkers. Peter then calls Seth when he discovers what is on the USB and Seth complains about leaving the club and coming back to the office at 10:00pm. Compared to Peter, Seth cares more about the well being of himself than of the survival of the company. For example, when Peter and Seth are in the taxi, Seth pulls out a large beer and asks Peter if he wants one, Peter says no and Seth says “What, we got them on our way to meet you at the office … we didn’t know what the fuck you wanted to talk about ... I thought you got a chick pregnant or something.” Even after Seth knows how bad the situation is, we still find him joking about it. Seth’s laid-back demeanor of sitting and drinking a beer shows that he is not influenced by the stresses around him. Someone who really cared about the firm would be taking these matters very seriously. Peter makes a comment about the people walking around outside and says, “Look at these people, wondering around…they have no idea what is about to happen,” and Seth replies

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