Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street
The three hour length film does not seem that long upon viewing. From one extreme scene to another sight of debauchery, it holds your attention. It would be distractingly offensive if it were not so sharply written and clearly not serious. Based on the book by real life main character, Jordan Belfort, Leonardo DiCaprio gives a manic performance as narrator and ring master to the shenanigans. The Wolf of Wall Street received five Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor for DiCaprio, Best Supporting Actor for Jonah Hill, director and adapted screenplay. There is a huge cast. Margot Robbie is captivating as Belfort's wife. Jon Bernthal is almost unrecognizable and Kyle Chandler, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Matthew McConaughey, and Joanna Lumley all make big impacts with their small roles. All the merry idiots Belfort employs are seamlessly cast as well.