Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Written by Jordan Belfort, Terence Winter
Directed By Martin Scorsese

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie & Matthew McConaughey

     The Wolf of Wall Street is an adaptation of the book from the same name. Jordan Belfort’s memoir is a “larger than life” tail of a stock broker who made millions of dollars by faking stock prices and gaming the stock market. This film is an exciting and wild experience of a man on the edge of sanity and complete narcissistic hysteria. despite the fact that this man had no appreciation for human dignity, the film portrays drugs, sex, crime and the demoralization of woman as being glorifying acts of success. I found it hard to take anything useful away from this film.  I mostly ended up hating the character and being thankful I don’t use narcotics.

     This film screams Scorsese. Its plays just a like a good fellas film mixed with casino elements of easy money. Despite hating Jorden Belfort the man, I loved Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of him. DiCaprio does a drug induced human being very well. Take a look at basketball diaries for more on this subject. The filmmaking is superb as you would expect form Scorsese.

     The style film is incredibly dynamic and full of one montage after the next. Scorsese tends to do that type of character development while making each moment feel like a lifetime of experience. If you liked Goodfellas or Mean Streets you will almost definitely like this film.

No rating. Classic Scorsese film without the respectfulness for women or human dignity.

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