in his wtf interview he talks about that. great insight to how it works. according to him, by them time you're down that much and you've only got 20k left, you'd rather cash and burn than walk away.I remember Norm MacDonald saying he lost something like 400k on a single bet. It's Norm though...
This is interesting.
An Unserious Man
Uncut Gems, the Safdie brothers’ winter blockbuster starring Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a sleazy diamond dealer caught in an escalating series of debts, might be the most explicitly Jewish mainstream movie since the Coen brothers’ A Serious Man (2009). Its release prompted the following emergency meeting of the editorial staff of Jewish Currents to discuss what Uncut Gems says about contemporary Jewish identity. This conversation has been condensed and edited, and includes spoilers.
julia fox is just... true to her second name.After a long two and a half hours, I sat down with Rabbi Gibson over chocolate milkshakes, and we discussed Howard as a Jewish anti-hero, the film, A Serious Man, cultural Judaism in contrast to spiritual Judaism, and plenty of other topics.