PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
Several lines of narrative are excerpts of other F. Scott Fitzgerald works, including My Lost City.
In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice. "Always try to see the best in people," he would say. As a consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgements. But even I have a limit.
When Daisy is about to marry Tom, she pulls off the $350,000 pearls he bought her and they scatter all over the floor. An expensive pearl necklace like that would feature individually knotted pearls that would minimize loss of pearls if the silk were to break.
Jay Gatsby's flower symbol is shown throughout the credits with different letters in place of the 'JG'. The 3rd to last flower, preceding the music section, has 'JZ' in it (an homage to the film's soundtrack producer Jay Z. The last flower has the movie's traditional 'JG' in it.
$50,085,184 (USA) (12 May 2013)