Opening 16 Jan 2014
Writing credits: Terence Winter, Jordan Belfort
Principal actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonas Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler
Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), a young and attractive Wall Street broker, makes his way from the middle-class average life to a multimillionaire and conceited jackass. With the help of his entourage, Belfort accumulates not only money, whores and crazy party experiences but gets closer to illegality with every dollar he makes. This, his arrogance, and the foolishness of his business partners and friends make up the movie’s peak of doom complete.
In this movie the audience is faced with human rudimentary and inscrutable moral abyss. Though The Wolf of Wall Street is classified as a comedy and makes one laugh tears, the shocking obscenity and explicit depiction of drug abuse, sex and fraud makes it almost an instrument of catharsis for the viewer.
The Wolf of Wall Street taught me two things: 1) you are only as good as the people you spend time with, and 2) never use expired drugs. Dear Oscar Committee, please, please shower this movie and especially Martin Scorsese with lots of awards! (Karen Eve Malinowski O’Shaughnessy)