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The Wolf of Wall Street

wolfofwallstreetAfter the Black Monday stock market crash in 1987, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) finds the perfect little boiler room to start over and turn into a rapidly successful brokerage firm, with a steady supply of money, champagne and cocaine. In Martin Scorsese and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter’s hands, the real-life story of convicted Wall Street fraudster Jordan Belfort turns into a dizzying three-hour bacchanal, a dream-like parade of naked women, drugs, booze and horribly bad nouveu-riche taste that goes hand in hand with the late ’80s to early ’90s style. Very entertaining, with an energetic DiCaprio performance‚Ķ but also a bit too close to earlier works like Casino (1995).

2013-U.S. 180 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Screenplay: Terence Winter. Book: Jordan Belfort. Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio (Jordan Belfort), Jonah Hill (Donnie Azoff), Matthew McConaughey (Mark Hanna), Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler… Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Joanna Lumley, Spike Jonze.

Golden Globe: Best Actor (DiCaprio).

Last word:¬†‚ÄúI wanted a close relationship with [Belfort] so that I could weave intimate details into the movie, things that weren‚Äôt in the book. I was kind of the middleman between him and Marty, and I would bring pages of notes from my meetings with Jordan ‚Äď things like this insane orgy on a 747 going to Vegas, chimpanzees in diapers that would skate through the Stratton offices, very intimate stuff about his relationships with women ‚Äď and Marty was game to try everything. His approach was essentially to put everything onscreen and see what we responded to. It was old-school, really independent filmmaking on a larger scale.‚ÄĚ (DiCaprio, Vulture)

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