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Friday, February 21, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street - thoughts



The Wolf of Wall Street
Directed by: Martin Scorsese 
Rated R 

Plot: 
Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title "The Wolf of Wall Street." 

I'm a huge fan of Leo's. HUGE. I love Jonah Hill. I mean, here's the guy who will never let go until he's frozen to death on a wooden headboard and the man who played in the mega hit film Moneyball! (PS diehard Oakland A's fan over here.) Add to this a real life rag to riches drama, littered with drug use and all played out to the direction of Scorsese and I'm sure to love this! Right?! Right? Right......

Nope. Sadly, I did NOT love this film even a tiny bit. Actually, I didn't get it. At all. 


Look at these faces! Bromance usually always wins me over. But nothing happened that was meaningful enough to make feel even a tad bit invested in these characters, at all. I mean come on, am I crazy or something? (Don't answer that.) 


Best pool party ever! *grabs floaty* Or so the still shot seems. Leo playing MC and free food! But looks can be deceiving. No, it was just excessive drugs, group sex and overall degenerate mayhem party. Seems fun, but it's the same scene repeated over and over. 




Dirty stolen money party! Woo-hoo! Right? Getting tapped up with loads of cash. Dream come true! *head desk* No. This scene was lame, like the rest of the film. 


Oh good. More dirty money at a drug/sex party with gross motorcycle-stash men! Yay! *thumbs down*


Guess what day it is????? Yea. It's hump day. But EVERYDAY is hump day around this office. Literally. It all became too damn much. Beyond fun or funny and just sad/gross. And ewww the STD's going around this office *gag*


Ok, I lied. Leo breakdancing was the one scene that was actually entertaining. So, I did like about 1 whole minute of this film. 

For me, I didn't bloody get it. But with 5 Oscar nominations this year, there must be something to this film. I mean why else would it get so many acknowledgments? 

Who knows and frankly I don't care. 

I get this is a harsh review/thoughts and for that I do feel bad being so blunt. A lot of time, hard work and money are put into films. I understand this. I'm not saying I wont still be a fan of any of the people involved in this movie, I'm just saying this one sucked. 

Reviews are subjective. So I am VERY interested to hear what everyone else thought! :) 

KD 

4 comments:

  1. I knew just from watching the commercials that this wasn't a movie for me. It just looked, meh...at best.

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  2. I'm with Mary...no interest whatsoever. But thank you for confirming that for me! ;)

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  3. Me either. I would only watch if my husband did and if I could work while it was on. I do think it is intended to portray the vulgarity of a point in time, in one place. I thought it was based on a true story. But I don't even like to balance a checkbook, could care less about how it's all done, etc. Watching a whole movie about it would just bore me.

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  4. Okay, I did not even know this movie existed. It looks like one of those Porky movies from the 80's only with adults. Not interested.

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