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Drama - US

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Duration 3h (or 2h 40m) Rating (UK) 18
Source of story A book by Jordan Belfort
Writers/Script Terence Winter
Additional Info Terence Winter scripted many episodes of The Sopranos. I saw this first at a matinee in Madrid. Every seat in the screen was taken. The producers Red Granite Pictures have recently been required to pay back $60 million to the Malaysian government in a corruption case.
Director Martin Scorsese
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Joanna Lumley, Kyle Chandler, Cristin Milioti
Elevator Pitch A young man gets a job in a Boiler Room operation starting him on an upward tragectory into a vast share trading company where both legal and illegal money is made. He becomes extremely rich and as well as owning a vast estate, many cars, a yacht and having an extremely attractive wife, he indulges many vices, likely to result in his own destruction. Worse, the FBI are on the trail.
Content Numerous set pieces on the trading floors as the shares are dealt. Quite a few speeches intended to get people fired up. Numerous orgies (no other word for them) on the trading floors, at parties in expensive venues and on the yacht. Lots of sex, male and female nudity, drinking and drug taking, sometimes all at the same time.
A View Some of this movie is laugh out loud funny, some of it quite shocking. I don’t quite know what this reveals about me, but I really enjoyed it, even though it was a bit long and I would recommend it to those who are not easily shocked. I have been tempted to make it a “Must See” because depicts such enthusiastic depravity, and it is definitiely an “Almost”.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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