99 Homes (2014)

If you’ve seen The Big Short, this movie will seem slightly less shocking. It’s still outrageous from a moral standpoint but the rock and the hard place between which the main character finds himself could easily entrap anyone. Rather than categorize an unscrupulous person as a single-minded villain, this movie depicts how a previously upstanding citizen could be driven to cold-hearted behavior after being worn down until they’re driven by sheer desperation. Even if it means selling houses out from under family, friends and neighbors to save himself from homelessness. Unfortunately, exploiting a loophole further entrenches him in the same viscous cycle that made him a victim in the first place.

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