The Great Gatsby
An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
- Leonardo DiCaprio , Tobey Maguire , Carey Mulligan , Joel Edgerton , Elizabeth Debicki , Isla Fisher , Jason Clarke
I love this movie so much
Thanks for the memories!
Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Have you ever seen Moulin Rouge? Well this is the exact looooong and booooring "masterpiece". Every classic Baz Luhrmann movie will always include entertaining dancing and partying scenes with WEAK ongoing story about the main characters: Kidman dies at the end and leaves McGregor in tears, Gatsby isn't Gatsby but the real bad ones aren't who they pretend to be...Mind you, I don't dislike the lead actors but I feel that they have messed up by saying yes to star in these movies.Last thing: DiCaprio and Maguire have naturally adolescent voices and I have noticed that they tried to man them up throughout the movie. Unfortunately they fade back to their baby voices by the end of it. Booo to them. #fail
I remember of Robert Redford's The Great Gatsby which l found it too boring in that time,in fact l was too young to understand and accept such dramatic soap opera,but more mature and watching this new fresh version l have to confess that F. Scott Fitzgerald made a masterpiece written this marvelous novel portrait an era which no longer exist anymore,years before the stock market crash!!Resume:First watch: 2018 / How many: 1 / Source: Blue-ray / Rating: 8.25
I'm gonna start off by saying that this is not vitriol related to the book. I didn't think the book was really spectacular. It was an interesting period piece for sure, but it really didn't catch me or move me. This movie. This...this thing, this creation. It's not worthy anyone's time. Baz Luhrmann as a director has no idea what the hell he's doing. His Romeo and Juliet film was dumb enough on its own (Dancing with guns, enough said), but this film started off in the bottom of the barrel and dug a basement for itself, then fell through to Hell. The beginning sets a bad enough precedent; Nick is apparently institutionalized for anger issues and alcoholism that were never present in the story, and the plot device of him being institutionalized is ultimately pointless. Why the hell would you make such a stupid change when it's largely inconsequential? The infusion of modern radio music leaves me scratching my head even now. The actors for Tom and Nick actually fit their characters relatively well, and DiCaprio does a great job as usual, but for chrissake even their acting couldn't save this trainwreck. If it wasn't for the safety net of the source material, only god knows how much worse Luhrmann could've made this.
This is one of the best films I've ever seen in my hole life and this film best describes what happens in the book. My classmates really enjoyed reading it and they loved the film too.