The Wolf of Wall Street

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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ (TWOWS) is unadulterated scotch – Emotions projected or rather portrayed in their purest forms. No comments about the story as it is inspired by real, personally , I did like the story and the motion picture portrayal of it very fascinating and intriguing at the same time.

Fascinating as the series of events although being real and did happen to somebody’s life, was stranger than fiction . And intriguing, as Di Caprio and the host of actors did not at any moment make it feel as an enacted reality, it was real indeed – As if somebody had video-taped every moments of somebody’s life and the events happening around circling him, and then edited the ‘junk’ less high moments and left the ‘gist’ of high’s and low’s .

Fun, pain, patience , doing coke , hangover, sex, sleaze , piss, sinister proposal, arousal, rush, guilt, inspiration, foreplay, love, divorce, profit making, celebration , investigation – and the list is endless, each of this emotion/event  has been flashed on the silver screen without any inhibitions. I’m either  a hophead right now or indeed there was a dash of similarity between Alec Baldwin’s famous speech from Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and Leo’s inspirational sales meeting speech in TWOWS – but, either way it brings out the same empathetic dog who plans to eat the other dog by his side.

How did the actors fare – Which actors are you talking about , I just  walked through the life of Jordon Belfort , Donnie Azoff , Naomi Lapaglia and folks – don’t recall any actors doing any acting . Di Caprio carves out the best of his faculties in scene where he reacts to Naomi splashing water on this face in the morning, the inspirational sales pitch to his employees , scene where he was OD-ing but managed to reach home rolling down the club stairs – absolute stupendous performance . Matthew McConaughey set the notch way high in the initial ‘first day at wall street’ scene with Di Caprio at the lunch table .

Who’s the hero of the TWOWS – the sheer hunger which prevails in every minute of that 3 hours running time is the protagonist of the movie. Hunger for money (“I chose to be rich!“), for power, for  sex ,for more drug (“I don’t wanna die sober!“)…

Is it the best of Scorsese, better than Goodfellas (1990), Raging Bull (1980), Taxi Driver (1976) – who compares squares with circles, every movie has its own language, so it’s impossible to compare and rank them. Which genre does TWOWS belong to – I would say romance with a ‘snort’ of philosophy.

My Rating: 8/10

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Leonadro Di Caprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin

Genre: Biography/Comedy/Crime, Release Date – 25th December, 2013

Country: USA, Language: English, Runtime: 180 mins, Color: Color


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