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Ben Affleck: A Movie-By-Movie Guide  | Boiler Room (2000)
Boiler Room (2000)

Affleck is more than convincing as a broking firm’s alpha trader in this off-Wall Street thriller, amoral in a borderline sociopathic way that would make Gordon Gekko cluck with pride. Spitting dialogue that won’t win any poetry awards (“Never pitch the bitch!”), venom oozing from every capitalist pore on his sharp-suited body, he unleashes Jim Young on the world in a whirlwind of testosterone and T-bills. The moral vacuum he oversees plays like Entourage directed by Oliver Stone – Glengarry Glen Ross apparently counts as a training video at J.T. Marlin – but a refreshingly nasty Affleck steals scenes with FBI-alarming regularity.

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Quality feature - well worth it just for the last page - I'd never seen either of those two clips. Handsome Men Club was funny, and it was interesting to see all the cameos. However, The "Ben Affleck" video had me in stitches - I don't know how long this has been kicking around the internet, but it's been long time since I've seen something that has had me laughing so much it hurt ! I had to watch it again just to try and spot all the cameos in it.   The fact that Affleck is willing to send himself up like this grants him a lot of respect from me (not that I imagine that matters sp; Top class! More

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