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Old 05-18-15, 11:04 PM
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Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

I watched Boiler Room for the first time tonight. Figured it can't be a coincidence of how similar it is to The Wolf of Wall Street, so I looked it up and it's also inspired by Jordan Belfort's story (Whereas WoWS is a direct adaptation of Belfort's autobiography).

Anyway, I liked Boiler Room, but still prefer The Wolf of Wall Street. By a wide margin too.

Anyone like Boiler Room better?

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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Never seen Boiler Room.
Old 05-18-15, 11:30 PM
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

similar story, different tellings. I had a lot more fun with WoWS.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Love Boiler Room. Love Wolf of Wall Street more.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Boiler Room is cool.
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Boiler Room was decent, but kind of forgettable, but I'll never forget that image in my head of
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all those guys waiting in line to have sex with some prostitutes. You have to think the guy last in line wouldn't be that thrilled.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Both are equally forgettable. I remember enjoying each when I saw them but don't remember a damn thing about either one.
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Both are equally forgettable. I remember enjoying each when I saw them but don't remember a damn thing about either one.
don't lie.

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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Boiler Room is great stuff... but WoW has Margot Robbie. I'd call it a tie.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Both are good.
Old 05-19-15, 08:36 AM
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don't lie.

See? I forgot all about that scene until you posted that gif. Doesn't he just appear during that one scene to boot?

Like I said, it was a fun ride but ultimately one without any staying power.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Check out Margin Call.
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Both were good, I liked WoWS better.

I used to work in a "boiler room". First job out of college. I was a wide eyed 22 year old and after months of searching for a job, I landed as a "stock broker". I use that in quotes because my entire job was cold calling for 14 hours a day. Work started at 7. We'd get 15 minutes for lunch. We'd break for dinner at 5. Be back in the office by 6 and work till 10. Then on Saturdays I'd get in at 9 and work till 1. You weren't allowed to breathe at that place. If you weren't on the phone, you were dialing. If you weren't doing either, you were getting an earful from a manager.

I was there 2 weeks. The people that worked there were among the worst people I've ever been around. They had no problem reading a script full of lies to people over the phone and hope that one out of every 10,000 is stupid enough to buy stock over the phone in 2007.

The place where I worked is shut down now. Their business practices were shady but not illegal so I don't think they got shut down by some authority. They probably just weren't making any money because no one buys stock over the phone anymore. I got my licenses there and need to declare to every potential employer that I worked at a place like that and that I was only there for a few weeks because it doesn't look like a "clean" place.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Wolf of Wall Street was a very entertaining movie, but I LOVE Boiler Room.
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I liked Wolf of Wall Street, and it does have Margo Robbie so that bumps it up quite a bit. However I LOVE Boiler Room. It's a movie I can watch over and over and never get tired of. One of my all time favorites.
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WoWS is a better made film but BR is more enjoyable to watch, IMO. I keep it on whenever I see it on TV.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

I thought I knew wtf Boiler Room was. Searched it on Amazon, yep. It's that movie had a cover that I couldn't tell wtf it was about w/ like 3 guys standing there.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Wolf Of Wall Street for the nudity alone.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Boiler Room, but WoWS ain't too bad either.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

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Love Boiler Room. Love Wolf of Wall Street more.
This.

Ben Affleck's cameo speech at the beginning of BR is great.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

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Boiler Room was decent, but kind of forgettable, but I'll never forget that image in my head of
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all those guys waiting in line to have sex with some prostitutes. You have to think the guy last in line wouldn't be that thrilled.
The deleted scene shows the sex.
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

WOWS but its close
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Re: Boiler Room vs The Wolf of Wall Street

Wow, guess I'll have to check out Boiler Room. I'm a sucker for stock market movies, but for some reason I thought that one didn't rate well so I never watched it. I think as the poster above said, the cover looked so generic it did nothing for me.

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Wow, guess I'll have to check out Boiler Room. I'm a sucked for stock market movies, but for some reason I thought that one didn't rate well so I never watched it. I think as the poster above said, the cover looked so generic it did nothing for me.
I think the critical consensus is the ending is a bit too Hollywood, the rest of the movie is quite fun.
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I think the critical consensus is the ending is a bit too Hollywood, the rest of the movie is quite fun.
True. I thought the alternate ending that was a DVD extra was more interesting because it at least built on things established earlier in the movie.

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