Sex, drugs, money, perversion, violence, the FBI, stocks, money laundering, the Swiss, public nudity, little people used as darts, the list goes on and on and on. The Wolf of Wall Street is brilliant dark comedy telling just a minor part of the life of Jordan Belfort. The story has only a few very minor embellishments but most of the debauchery in the movie was greatly lessened than what really happened.
Jordan Belfort is a motivational speaker and former stock broker who robbed from the rich and poor alike and gave to himself. Telling his story of how he went from nothing, to being worth millions and millions, doing coke, ludes, prostitutes, co-workers, and anything else his drug fueled depravity wanted to do.
Staring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau and a wealth of other great stars
Director: Martin Scorsese
Genre: Comedy, Biography, Crime
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
In Theaters: Dec 27, 2013
What I Like About It
There is a lot I like about this, beginning with Leonardo DiCaptrio as Jordan Belfort. When Leo first got into movies, I wasn’t a fan, I thought he was just a pretty boy actor who wouldn’t amount to anything. Geez, was I ever wrong. He has so much character and talent and charisma, I just wanna stand up and applaud him for a job well done. When you compare him side-by-side to the real Jordan Belfort, he looks the role, sounds the role, and has the intensity that the character exudes. A movie like this makes you want to cheer for him despite the fact that he is pretty much stealing from people. Namely because you envy his drive, you want to be at his side absorbing some of the energy he radiates, and of course the loads and loads of money is a nice pipe-dream too!
The story moves pretty fast, but it has to considering how much time and subject matter is being told in this nearly 3 hour movie. Keeping up is easy, the characters are unique and easy to relate to. And my god, the sequence near the end when the Lemmon ludes destroy Leo/Jordan, I haven’t laughed that hard in many, many years.
What I Didn’t Like About It
I’ll be honest with you, the ONLY complain I have is how long it was. A 3 hour movie is tough to sit through in today’s day and age of having so much to do and so little time to do it all. To commit to three hours is heavy, but The Wolf of Wall Street is very much worth it.
All in All
I really enjoyed The Wolf of Wall Street. There were so many great talents in this, from the brokers to their wives to the hilarious one liners (“dots, not feathers”) and of course seeing Jonah Hill’s member (which was fake btw), this movie is fantastic. It makes me want to get motivated and go DO something!!!!
What’d you think about it?