Wolf Of Wall Street Movie Analysis

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Jasmine Lavigne
Mrs. Langford
Writers Craft
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Movie Review - The Wolf of Wall Street

On December 25, 2013, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio connect once again in one of the most eagerly awaited films of the year, The Wolf of Wall Street. Martin Scorsese is well known for his so called “rated R” films. Among his most popular films are Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Gangs of New York, Mean Streets, Raging Bull, and The Departed. All of these films have similar themes; violence, criminal activity and more violence. The Wolf of Wall Street falls right into place with those themes, and Scorsese brings yet another thrilling flick to the big screen.

The film is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort. It follows him from his rise to a wealthy stock broker living the high life, to his fall involving addiction, crime, and corruption. Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the lead role in the film as Jordan Belfort, and is joined by Jonah Hill who plays Donnie Azoff (Belfort’s friend). DiCaprio does an excellent job playing a money hungry stock broker who’s first goal in life is to be successful. To the outside world, Belfort is living the American dream; a beautiful spouse, sports cars galore, a palace for a house, and even a luxurious yacht. However, behind the scenes lies a darker side, as he struggles to omit temptations of sex, drugs, tax evasion, fraud, and eventually has to deal with the FBI. DiCaprio is positively mesmerizing in this role, proving that he is even better at playing a rascal who is all about the money and power than a romantic. In addition, there is a very strong support from Jonah Hill throughout the movie. He was also great in his role as Belfort’s best friend. It is not surprising that...

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... many things you can learn from this true story. Belfort lives the American dream throughout a majority of the movie, but slowly starts to realize that money isn’t everything when he slowly starts to lose his family. There are many lessons to be learned from this movie.

Even though the film is controversial, I personally loved it. Leonardo DiCaprio expanded his acting career to a new level. He made this movie great. If you like a great storyline equipped with many scenes that will make you laugh, The Wolf of Wall Street is a great choice. Make sure you pick a night where you have nothing to do, because watching this movie will take up three hours of your time, and you will be hooked from the opening scene. To conclude, I thought the movie was very well made, and deserves to be at the top of your list for things to do if you haven’t already seen it. Enjoy!
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