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.


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.