Director: Ben Younger
Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt, Scott Cann, Ron Rifkin, Jamie Kennedy, Ben Affleck, Tom Everett Scott
Neilsflix Rating: A Must Watch
College dropout (Ribisi) gets a job as a stockbroker for an investment firm, where he seems to be on the fast track to success and money but the firm might not be so legit or the people working working there.
Boiler Room makes #17 on my list all time favourite Movie Blockbusters for 4 main reasons.
1) The Character development: For 120 minutes I felt like I was hanging out with my old guy friends Jamie, Giovanni and Vin Diesel. As well the relationship struggles between father and son were surreal (Ribisi and Rifkin). These up-and-coming cast members brought their “A” game in this flick.
2) The Soundtrack of Boiler Room was pure Hip Hop. Featuring greats like Rakim, The Notorious B.I.G and De La Soul. The soundtrack had it’s own story to tell in Boiler Room.
3) The Cast: (As mentioned above) The Cameo of Ben Affleck! In Ben’s powerful and convincing group interview speech, He made me feel as if I was in the room with the other applicant’s. This memorable speech and Affleck’s camera presence during that scene alone made me believe I should be a stock broker.
4) The storytelling / Narration: Ribisi nailed it. I was so compelled by the story and really made my head spin that there are people in this world who make a living “destroying peoples lives”
Did Boiler Room make your list of All time movie Blockbusters? Did you see it?