Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. [imdb]

Nominated for 5 Oscars:
Best Picture
Best Director: Martin Scorsese
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Supporting Actor: Jonah Hill
Best Adapted Screenplay

It's the most infamous film of 2013, some might say. Martin Scorsese was really fucking with us, and what I LOVE is that he still has the balls (and the passion) to produce such a daring film. But it needs to be said: the film is too long, it gets redundant at times AND, regardless of them denying it, it does glorify these Wall Street assholes. It's a good film about characters I mostly hated. With a couple of really funny scenes.

Leo is all kinds of great here. While it's not my favourite performance of him, it might just be his most challenging one yet. Jonah Hill, I thought, was really funny and the film needed him. A great acting ensemble all around, and a mostly good screenplay.

My rating for the film: 8/10.

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