Movie Nosh – The Wolf of Wall Street

22 Feb

What: The Wolf of Wall Street
By: Director Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
What’s it About? The excesses and amorality of Wall Street stock brokers prior to the financial crisis.

How Is It? Okay. Lots of nudity, sex, drug use, and cursing, none of which I have a problem with. But I found the tone uneven, and wasn’t sure what it was trying to tell me. DiCaprio and Scorsese, following the film’s release, responded to criticism of the excesses by saying it was intended to criticize (or at least parody) the parody in some scenes doesn’t carry over to others, and a pivotal scene is played as slapstick.

One thing is certain, though: the luminous Margot Robbie has a fine future ahead of her on film.

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