(ESP-ENG) WeCrashed: un jefe terrible, una empresa colapsada // WeCrashed: a terrible boss, a collapsed company!
Hello friends, good vibes to all.
It seems that in recent times many of the production companies have agreed to bring us these stories that although they seem like pure fantasy because of the disaster that we get to see on the small screen, the truth is that they were very real stories in which many suffered the consequences of people who at some point had a great idea but for a number of reasons, including being terrible bosses, came to be left in absolute nothingness. This miniseries shows us the story of the takeoff and collapse of WeWork, a company that became the third largest private company in the world.
I saw this plot for two reasons. The first is for its stars, Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway. I think there is no room for doubt if actors of this caliber come together to tell this story, actors who are some of the best there are, Oscar winners and as you will see they deliver an incredible performance. And the second reason is because we have already seen "Inventing Anna" and "The Dropout", miniseries that go hand in hand and are fascinating for how people can become once they touch fame and money, the change they undergo is radical, a change clearly for the worse because the end always ends up being the same: fraud and discredit. But well, let's talk a little bit about this Apple TV work...
Logically this is a story based on true events and tells us about the birth, growth, boom and the inevitable and resounding fall of WeWork, a coworking company that was created by Adam Neumann (Jared Leto). This company, as I said, became one of the most important in the world with a valuation of 47 billion dollars, it was destined to be the new Amazon or even Google, but due to the eccentricities and bad management of its boss, the collapse was something that looked closer and closer but despite that many decided to continue believing and being faithful until the final moment came, the one in which those many managed to wake up from the "enchantment" of that false guru.
The collapse of WeWork was something that happened in just one year, in just one year a company that was at the top, in the sights of the most important investors in the world ceased to be relevant and confidence went down. So, what happened? - Well, that's what this miniseries shows us, it takes us into what was the life of this very, very particular couple, especially Rebekah Neumann (Anne Hathaway) who is Adam's wife and who here, according to me, gets all the spotlight for the great performance that Hathaway gave, I feel that playing a real character is much more complicated to do than a fictional one and both Jared and Anne excel doing it. So well, a miniseries full of drama that tells the story of WeWork's ten years of glory.
The way in which the story is told goes from front to back and from there everything goes in a linear way. This is because, being a true story, you already know what the end is, you know what ends up happening with the company and with Adam, hence the fact that it does not seek to have so much mystery by keeping the action that puts an end to the Neumann's mandate. What is obviously not known are all the reasons, the decisions, everything he did over the years so that in the end the company almost went bankrupt. It is a journey through EVERYTHING you should NOT do if you want to keep a business stable, you will see many absurd things and strange behaviors that come from a couple of people who never really thought about getting to where they did.
Beyond everything that can be seen at a business level, this miniseries is a sample of how far away from reality people can become when fame and exorbitant amounts of money knock on the door of their house, the level of disconnection is such that everything ends up deriving in messianic attitudes, delusions of grandeur and in believing that you are a God with an office in a building in New York. There is a very marked similarity between Anna Delvey, Elizabeth Holmes and Adam and Rebekah Neumann and is that they all have the gift and the power to convince, they knew how to reach the right wealthy people and achieve, in an ephemeral way, to be powerful.
So, to be con artists you have to be smart? - I think not and the three miniseries are proof of that. If they were thinking people I probably wouldn't be writing this because the stories of their failures would not have been made. They had a good idea, because in truth they were all good concepts but they failed to capitalize on them and if you don't have the right mindset in business, you end up like these four characters, with a battered reputation. WeCrashed will never bore you, the way the story is told is very dynamic, there are touches of drama and tragedy but the comedy is also something that is present and is given by the personality and the way of being of the protagonists. You will laugh, you will suffer from embarrassment and you will always ask yourself: How did this pair achieve so much?...
Anne Hathaway is an acting queen, I've always held her in high regard but after seeing her here and coming to hate her character in a big way, I can only reaffirm that thought. She is an extremely strange character, with a very shocking personality and with an important psychological burden. She has always been in the shadows and from one moment to another she wants to stand out and be heard so she wants to capture her whole philosophy of life in the company, she is vegan, she does yoga, everything is "peace and love" but deep down she is a very toxic and controlling person. Seeing that duality of personality is something that suits Anne very well, you can see her cry without problems and the second she transforms into a hysterical and manipulative person. Undoubtedly she is the top character of this miniseries, the acting level is brutal.
And on the other side we have Jared Leto in a role that also fits him like a glove because of the personality of the real Adam. We know about Leto's versatility, we can't pigeonhole him with the Joker, he is an impressive actor and the way he makes Adam's whole way of being his own is incredible. He's a crazy personality, persevering, a free soul who goes barefoot to work and doesn't take no for an answer but at the same time he's an extremely fragile and immature person. I think the great strength of this miniseries is that both Jared and Anne complement each other in a very unique way, the plot would not be the same if either of them were missing, as we would say colloquially they are perfect for each other and that is where the magic of this story lies, all the weight is on their shoulders and they know how to carry it with class and without any problem.
The truth is that I really liked this miniseries, in fact all the ones of this style catch my attention. It is very entertaining, it is not the typical documentary where you get bored after the second chapter. It's a good drama/comedy accompanied by a couple of great performances and a cast that didn't do too bad either, there are a couple of familiar faces that give a little more shape to this story. This miniseries reaffirms that Apple TV continues to make content and products at the height and if they continue on that path the future will be very good.
8.5/10 because Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway are spectacular, the truth is worth watching this story just for the two of them, the level they inject is great. This miniseries consists of eight episodes of approximately fifty minutes each and as I said it is available on Apple TV. I leave the trailer for you to take a look.
¡Un abrazo a todos, nos vemos en la próxima!
Well my people that's all for today, I hope you liked it.
¡A hug to everyone, see you next time!