The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

Another great collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese, this is a crazy and very honest portrayal of Wall Street, because I do believe they lived in excess wasting money, but that is just my opinion. 

The movie is based on Jordan Belfort’s book of the same name, where he tells his real-life story of how he founded Stratton Oakmont and how he committed fraud with penny stocks. The movie shows how he began to rise in Wall Street by doing schemes with stocks that later would get him in jail. He started in to descend to a life of excess, drugs, women and basically, he felt he could do whatever he wanted. But it all changes when the FBI finds out and goes after him. 

This is a crazy movie, and I know DiCaprio and Scorsese fought to make it that way. They wanted to be faithful to what Belfort described in his book.  Even though some of the law agencies dispute some of the contents in the book as being exaggerated and fictitious (Wikipedia, 2019). Whether or not it happened or not, that is the version he gave and that’s the what the movie portrayed. This film really is shocking in the crazy things they did, from throwing a little person across the office, and a lot of things I prefer not to mention. The movie is really long but the story and all that goes on keeps you interested in the movie. 

This is one of the riskiest performances in DiCaprio’s career, he was really committed to the role. Just look at the scene that Jordan takes too many Quaaludes and can’t walk to his car, that scene is just amazing. Jonah Hill also gives a great performance in the film. The movie has a lot of strong content and because of that I have to say the film is not for everyone, but if that does not bother you it is a wild ride of a movie, but it is worth watching. 

Wikipedia. (2019). The Wolf of Wall Street (book). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wolf_of_Wall_Street_(book)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iszwuX1AK6A

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