Welcome to French Toast Sunday’s feature that is all about YOUR opinions. Talk It Out is designed to generate group discussion on specific movies, general topics and other burning questions plaguing the movie world. We want movie fans to unite and bring with them whatever it is they want to say. Keep reading to join in our first discussion topic.
On Christmas Day, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest collaboration The Wolf of Wall Street hit theaters. The response has been mostly positive but a little divisive currently sitting at a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes but with a praising consensus: “Funny, self-referential, and irreverent to a fault, The Wolf of Wall Street finds Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio at their most infectiously dynamic”. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the film, below you will find the film’s trailer and synopsis:
The story of a New York stockbroker, played by DiCaprio, who refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration.
I had to wait all year for my most anticipated film of 2013 and it did not disappoint in the least. I loved the manic energy of Wolf and its hilarity level was only matched by the amount of disgust I felt for these characters. A fine balance was on display between depicting these greedy Wall Street crooks in amusing and appalling lights. DiCaprio gives one of the best performances of his career and the physical comedy talent on display from the actor was incredible. Put that alongside a great supporting cast, including best ever Jonah Hill and promising newcomer Margot Robbie plus a host of other welcome faces and you have a true winner with Scorsese’s latest. My only complaint – not nearly enough McConaughey.
For a great read on the implications of the film, check out this interview that Leonardo DiCaprio did with the LA Times. If you think this film is just an excuse for packing in the most scenes of debauchery possible, you’re kind of missing the point. Although, they are incredibly funny and some of the best of the year.
Have you seen the film yet or do you want to see it? Do you think the film lives up to other Scorsese/Leo collaborations? Do you think there’s more than a good time to be had with this movie? Did the message of the movie shine through enough for you? Also, feel free to leave a link to your review in the comments if you have already reviewed it on your personal blog.