Monday, February 24, 2014
The Wolf of Wall Street by Martin Scorsese, 2013 (R)
Nominated for the Oscars 2014 in the following categories: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Directing, Writing - Adapted Screenplay
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. A New York stock broker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case that includes mob infiltration into Wall Street and the corporate banking world.
Irritating... It felt like Scorcese worked a lot in some scenes, wanting us to get the smaller picture, the day to day, the more personal perspective... but the characters don't evolve and you feel you are just stuck with very long repetitive scenes, with huge gaps between them. The performances are so exaggerated that you get confused to the point that you might actually be looking at a film like Bridesmaids or Superbad, except that this time, you are watching a true story.
with Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception, The Great Gatsby, J. Edgar, Hubble, Django Unchained, Marvin's Room, Titanic, Shutter Island), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Mud, Magic Mike, The Paperboy), Kyle Chandler (Argo, Broken City, Zero Dark Thirty), Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal (The Ghost Writer), Jon Favreau (People like us, Iron Man 3), Jean Dujardin (The Artist, Little White Lies - Les Petits Mouchoirs), Joanna Lumley, Cristin Milioti
From the director of Hugo and Shutter Island