Intense Accounting


Accounting is more widely known as a desk job that involves numbers and more numbers. For Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck), accounting is not only his job but his lifestyle which he takes very seriously. The 2016 American drama thriller film The Accountant is directed by Gavin O’Connor and written by Bill Dubuque. Along with Ben Affleck, a major star in the film was Anna Kendrick who plays Dana Cummings, who discovers suspicious financial discrepancies. The film follows an autistic, small-town certified public accountant who makes his living disrupting criminal organizations that are experiencing internal embezzlement. In the real world, forensic accounting can be seen as the most interesting form of accounting. Wolff is a forensic accountant and leads a secret life brokered to do jobs tracking insider financial deceptions for numerous criminal enterprises.

The Accountant had a $44 million budget and has grossed $84.7 million worldwide. It grossed $9.1 million on its first day and $24.7 million in its opening weekend, finishing first at the box office and was the second highest-debut for a thriller of Affleck’s career, behind Gone Girl ($37.5 million). Kristian Lacot (12th) was one of the many to see the movie upon its release and said, “It was a really good movie with a very intriguing plot that kept you in suspense.” Overall, the film has received mixed or average reviews. Tristan Sarabia (12th) says, “I thought Ben Affleck played his role really well and made the movie as good as it was.” The intense accounting movie can only be seen in theaters as of right now.