“The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. — (C) WB
I am a big fan of Baz Luhrmann’s films. I have been excited to see Gatsby for a long time (since it’s release date was pushed back from last December). I was not disappointed with this movie.
Visually, this movie was incredibly stunning. This is one of my favorite things about Luhrmann’s films. They are always so colorful and pay great attention to detail. He definitely captured the style of the 1920’s. I loved the music, the style, and the costume designs were fantastic.
The acting in this movie was great. Tobey McGuire really shined as the narrator of the story, Nick Carraway. The real ‘shining star’ of this movie was Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character of Gatsby. DiCaprio really portrayed all the layers the character of Gatsby really needed to have. He is such a complex character and DiCaprio was perfect.
This movie deserves its PG-13 rating. There is a lot of drinking and sexual content. This is an adult movie, not for kids at all. Also, the screening I saw for this movie was in 3D. My sister and I were not huge fans of the 3D this time around. There were some details that were really cool to see in the 3D format but overall, I think this movie would be better viewed in 2D.
I really liked the style and acting in The Great Gatsby. I really enjoyed this movie and I recommend seeing it!
The Great Gatsby gets bragging rights!