The Wolf of Wall Street (“TWOWS”) is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort and is among the best of the Wall Street sagas. It is 1 minute shy of 3 hours long. I didn’t find it the least bit boring or uninteresting. In fact, it is a roller coaster of greed, dishonesty, crime, drugs and sex — not that this is a good thing but it’s real. Leo DiCaprio has fulfilled the role of a life time. His character was somewhat similar to his role in the Great Gatsby, only bumped up 10 fold to round out his performance as an up and coming financial broker. I haven’t seen the likes of “TWOWS” since Johnny Depp’s “Blow”. Jonah Hill was equally as brilliant as Leo’s loyal side kick who will do anything to make a buck. This movie shows us the real risk of investing in the stock market. Of course all is not corrupt, but that’s something one needs to investigate before jumping in, feet first!
As an older person with patience and sense, I was disturbed by the fast paced craziness that exist with the young and greedy in this environment. A large part of The Wolf of Wall Street dealt with extreme, disturbing behavior. It took us through the biggest investment banking trading floors, selling stocks to the rich, all the way to a hole in the wall selling penny stocks to the poor, then back to trading with the rich. It was all about the bottom line, MONEY! The Wolf of Wall Street is a real eye opener that you won’t soon forget. Martin Scorsese certainly produced a masterpiece that I think deserves Oscar nods for best picture, best actor, best supporting actor and best director. It’s a world wind of a movie.
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