By Suzzane Marshall from the March 2014 Edition
Director: Martin Scorcese
Starring: Leonardo DeCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
“”In the Wolf of Wallstreet, DiCaprio plays Belfort, a Long
Island penny stockbroker who served 36 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s security scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.”
A battle rages on about this movie regarding its content and how much filth and bad behaviour an audience can accept be it a true story or not. Is there a lesson to be learned by it?
Some believe that it is the best ‘anti-Wall Street’ movie ever made. I say who cares! While all of the artistic, production and acting skills are undoubtedly the best (an expectation from Scorcese) I had trouble staying in my seat util the end of the movie caused by the abusive barrage of bad language, immoral messaging, behaviour, nudity, sexual conduct and pure unaldulterated disregard for any kind of human decency. Its all about making money no matter the cost on any level. When I left the theatre I felt emotionally raped and disappointed that such trash could be up on the screen.
Believe me, I’m no prude and I’m no saint but this is just the opinion of a retired senior who likes to go to the movies to be entertained, not made nauseous.
IMDB rates this movie at 8.5/10 based on 233,000 votes. So you be the judge. But be warned it’s pretty nasty and you’ll need a shower asap when you leave. Sorry, I can’t walk the middle on this one. I’d never watch it again.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.
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