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Anna Kendrick based her character on her mother, a real accountant who went over the script and explained the math to her daughter.
BookReviewer2015 Jul 20, 2017
The best movie of 2016!
The Oscar for best Alice in Wonderland in-film reference goes to The Accountant!
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1 in 68 children in this country are diagnosed with a form of autism. But if you can put aside for a moment what your pediatrician and all the other NT's have said about your son...
Neuro-typicals. The rest of us. What if we're wrong? What if we've been using the wrong tests to quantify intelligence in children with autism? Your son's not less-than. He's different. Now, your expectations for your son may change over time, they might include marriage, children, self-sufficiency. They might not. But I guarantee you. If we let the world set expectations for our children, they'll start low and they'll stay there. Maybe your son is capable of much more than you know. And maybe... Just maybe... He doesn't understand how to tell us. Or... we haven't yet learned how to listen.
I was trying to connect. I think no matter how different, we're all trying to do the same thing.
Some of my clients are...quite dangerous.
-I kind of consider fairly dangerous myself.
Well, you've made an improvement.
Say you're the head of the Sinaloa Cartel. Now the cartels count their money in eighteen wheelers. But one sunny Mexican day, your in-house money scrubber comes to you and says you're 30 million light. Who can you trust to do the forensic accounting to track your stolen cash? Deloitte & Touche? H & R Block?
Dolores, when you order supplies, do you order online?
-I don't, I just run over to the beads store.
-I drive, the truck.
The company truck.
Well, initially he was just stealing and garden-variety taxes evasion. But he came up with a better idea. You see, by taking his own money, stealing it and putting it back on his books. It was raining cash. He took the company public at eight dollars a share. A year later it was trading at seventy-five.
Violence: Lots of deaths by heavy gunfire; depiction of Mafia accountant being tortured to death.
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