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Great Job, Internet!: Yes, real-life CPAs are interested in seeing The Accountant

With the exception of The Disappointments Room, the least appetizing major movie title of 2016 might be Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant, a crime thriller starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, and J.K. Simmons, due out this Friday. Accountancy is a necessary profession, but it is not necessarily a cinematic one. Still, there is one demographic that might be especially interested in a film called The Accountant: actual, real-life accountants. Uproxx writer Mike Ryan began to wonder if genuine CPAs were particularly pumped about this film, especially after his tweet about the subject garnered some enthusiastic responses from number crunchers. So he embarked upon an entertaining but admittedly not very scientific study. Ryan’s method consisted of cold-calling accounting firms. The results were hit and miss. This is a surprisingly hectic season for accountants, since it’s now crunch time for stragglers who filed for extensions on their returns …

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