The Wolf of Wall Street: DiCaprio and Scorsese do it again

Movie posters for The Wolf of Wall Street.

Movie posters for The Wolf of Wall Street.

In my “Best of 2013” list I had added a sub-list of 5 other movies to look for as the year comes to a close. So far I’ve seen 3 of the movies on the list: “Anchorman 2”, “The Hobbit Desolation of Smaugh” and the “Wolf of Wall Street” (and one not on the list, “American Hustle”). Not a bad apple in the bunch as all were great movies, but the real reason I’m writing this article is the movie “Wolf Of Wall Street”.

It’s no secret that Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio work well together. In their long history they’ve made 5 films with each other, all of which have been beautifully crafted and special in their own ways, but  “Wolf” has reached a new level of perfection between the pair.

Right now, the general consensus for the film is pretty positive, and I’d have to more than agree. Sex, drugs, swearing, nudity, more sex, more drugs, more swearing, and more nudity is pretty much how someone might sum up this movie. DiCaprio is better than words can describe as leading man Jordan Bellfort. The role was meant for him it seems, proven by the fact that by the end of the movie you will wonder how you got so caught up in a character so unrelatable. Rich, powerful, and hotheaded, DiCaprio will trick you into believing that Belfort really was a good guy with only the truest intentions.

Paired next to him, Jonah Hill once again pulled out some incredible acting chops, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Moneyball. He fits well in the part of Donnie Azoff, providing the perfect balance of drama and comedy this film needed. His obnoxious teeth may be a bit distracting at first but no worries, you will get used to it eventually.

Don’t let the three hour run time throw you off either. The characters are so fascinating and live such a fast lifestyle that the movie runs through at a pace which will have no problem holding your attention.

Immediately after leaving the theatre, my initial reaction was, “I’m gonna have to change my ‘Best of 2013’ list.” To put this movie anywhere but the number one spot would be sacrilege. I anticipate an Oscar nod for best director for Martin Scorsese, best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, (he deserves to win, but if he doesn’t even get a nomination I can no longer support any decision the Academy makes), best supporting actor for Jonah Hill, best screenplay for Terence Winter, and Best Picture overall.

If you can handle the “Wolf Of Wall Streets” excessive cursing, nudity, sex, and drugs, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Spend the $10 and see it in theaters as soon as you can.


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