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Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room Review


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When Enron collapsed three years ago, it was hard to sort out what actually happened aside from billions of dollars being lost and a whole lot of paper shredding. The important new documentary, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, reveals greed and deceit as the biggest reasons for the company's plummet from financial grace.

Three Enron executives drive the downfall and the film: Kenneth Lay, the company founder, who in seeking to deregulate the energy market and leave behind the memory of his poor childhood, developed a billion dollar idea that he couldn't leave alone; Jeff Skilling, the nerdy financial whiz who figured out that energy could be traded like stocks and bonds; and Andrew Fastow, the fall guy who organized a series of dummy accounts to essentially keep up appearances.

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