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Best movie to watch while studying for the CFA

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    • Marc
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      This is a bit of a trick poll because there is only one correct answer.

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    • Zee Tan
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      I watched a ton of Friends when I was studying.

      20 mins of mild entertainment, nothing too interesting to convince me to stop studying completely, no particular storyline or cliffhangers to keep you watching – perfect.

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      I watched an episode of The Office after I was done with studies. It depend to be honest, I’ve even watched Entourage and Friends previously.

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      I too watch Friends once i’m done with studies. Even other shows which come out weekly.

    • Sophie Macon
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      If only How I Met Your Mother existed years ago when I was taking the exams…

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      @Sophie In my opinion, HIMYM has been a drag the last few seasons. :-q

    • Marc
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      You are all quite correct to note that movie-watching is not a luxury that most CFA candidates have. Perhaps the question should have been “What is the best movie based on a subject covered in the CFA curriculum?”


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      , @sophie, is it possible to edit polls after they have been posted? It would appear that my other poll requires editing as well.

      Either way, the correct answer is still “Trading Places”.

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      @Marc unfortunately a poll is uneditable once it’s published. Otherwise statistically it gets too confusing! Better to have a catch-all term to cover all other unforeseen responses 🙂

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      Wouldn’t it be “Rocky”?!

    • Snippy
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      What about “The Blind Side”? One of the most inspiring and motivating movies ever. Could watch this b/w study sessions to boost your morale!

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      @sidmenon, the one with Sandra Bullock? love that movie!

    • Snippy
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      @Sophie, yep. That one! Such a well made movie.

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      I just realized that once the June CFA exam is done, i can look forward to watching Man of Steel, World War Z and Kick-Ass 2. 😀

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      @marc Trading Places is on TV right now!

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      I would go with Pursuit of Happyness, It helps remind me that while studying may kill my social life it is nothing compared to what Chris Gardner had to go through to get where he is now

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      @gary

      Excellent choice. I should have thought of that.

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      @Marc
      If you like the film try getting hold of the book, it has so much more in it than the film i can’t believe how much he went through its a truly inspiring story

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      I watched the film first, then only read the book @gary. I loved the book much more!

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      @Reena
      Definately the book gives you a better feel for his life, I watched the film first too but when i read the book i couldn’t put it down. I think i read it in two days and nearly missed my stop on the train because of it

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      Shawshank – For Inspiration
      Sitcoms – To keep me alive

    • padniaki
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      Punch Drunk Love.

      Just kidding, that one might tire your brain out more than reading CFA books.

      How about Miracle?

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      @padniaki

      A film about hockey that involves a country other than Canada winning gold? I’m not sure I believe it.

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      @padniaki

      A film about hockey that involves a country other than Canada winning gold? I’m not sure I believe it.

      Hence the title, @Marc, hence the title.

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      Watch pursuit of happyness 😉

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