The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)


This film was based on a memoir written by Jordan Belfort, a New York City stock broker. The Wolf on Wall Street is a satirical comedy written by Terrence Winter(screenplay), directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, special appearance by Matthew McConaughey.  Through the eyes of “Wolfie”, Leo’s character, we see the beginning of how he hungers for the thrill of money, sex, and deception. Wolfie was a great salesman and wouldn’t take “No” for an answer. It takes a certain kind of person to work on Wall Street. I think we know this! It is proven by Belfort’s insight into a slice of life in the fast lane.  Some scenes very comedic, others were like “huh”? What’s going on? Too much drugs and sex. Every five minutes. Sex and drugs.

A story of debauchery needs to be handled delicately. There are still those of us still reeling from the 2008 Wall Street crash/grab bag. And still others are still out of work, lost money in stocks or real estate.

It was an eye opener, but a bit too outlandish for my taste. This story could have been more developed. Very pornographic. Some things need be left up to the imagination.  I do however appreciate the effort put forth in interpreting the lives of stock brokers on Wall Street. Overall, disappointed with Marty Scorsese and Leo DiCaprio, even though I love most of their films. Shame on them and the production company for spending all that money on this film (that could’ve been a low budget porno)!  😦 Sad Face.


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