'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room'
Based on the dynamite and exhaustive
book about the crooked maneuvers of Enron
, this documentary confirms what the fictional Matrix
only pretended to prove: Nothing is as it seems
. Watching an incredulous Enron employee ask former CEO Ken Lay if he's "on crack"
during a staff pep talk (around the time the company's devious machinations were surfacing) is almost as gratifying as listening in on the media conference call a few months earlier, when a skeptical analyst demands that Enron head honcho Jeff Skilling
cough up a company balance sheet, only to have Skilling freak out and, to everyone's shock, call the guy an asshole
. (Egyptian Theatre, 805 E Pine St, 781-5755. See Movie Times, p. 87.