Sunday, February 3, 2013

Movie: Trouble with the Curve

This doesn't happen often, but A.O. Scott, writing at his best, liked this one better than I did.

Still, at the end of the day, Clint - locals will know there is a picture of him in my office, courtesy of a postcard sent years ago by one of my best graduate school friends - outshines the smarmy story, making this one recommended by me as well.

2 comments:

ATab said...

No comment on the implied critique of econometrics?

econjeff said...

That was not really the point of the movie. As with junior hiring in economics, I suspect the optimimum is some weighted average of quantifiable and intangible factors. More interesting I think are the implicit gender politics, but that would be a much longer review.