Article written by Robert Ben Parkinson
WARNING: If you are offended by sex, drugs, money, the 1980's, 3 hour films or Americans I strongly suggest you avoid at all cost Martin Scorsese (director) and Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest big budget Hollywood film The Wolf of Wall Street.
The Wolf of Wall Street follows the true life story of Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) as he rises from lowly assistant on his first day of work on the trading floor to becoming literally the 'Wolf of Wall Street' and a multimillionaire by the age of 26.
The film was well put together (as one would expect from Scorsese) and absolutely stuffed full gratuitous nudity from that start. Also the film was horribly funny. Jonah Hill as DiCaprio’s partner in crime was absolutely great.
Not to give away anything, but after watching the film I found myself intellectually conflicted. I know Jordan Belfort was a reprehensible dirt bag who swindled thousands of people out of their hard earned cash, but another part of me would give my left nut to work in a place like that. I took a quick poll amongst my friends who have watched the film and nearly all of us now want to quit our jobs, travel back in time to the 1980s and go into finance.
So far the film and its cast have picked up several major awards as well as an Oscar nod for both Best Film and Best Actor for DiCaprio. Given the stiff competition from ‘12 Years a Slave’ and Matthew McConaughey’s role in ‘The Dallas Buyer’s Club’ I can’t see the Wolf of Wall Street walking away with much from the Oscars but it is well worth watching it.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) is a movie directed by Martin Scorsese starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie.