Usually, biographical films are not most appealing to me, unless they involve murderers or something. So Leonardo DiCaprio was the sole reason I decided to go watch this film. And I must say, I did not regret it in the least. Despite being three hours long, I was not bored for a single instance.
'The Wolf of Wall Street', with its impeccable writing was one of the most brutal, honest and smart films I have seen. Done with a twisted, dark sense of humor, we see the effect money has on people, and its almost impossible to thoroughly dislike any of the characters, despite them being money grubbing, womanizing, cocaine sniffing, deceptive, yet extremely ingenious and dexterous individuals.
With the list of things that were excellent about this film, the one factor that is absolutely worth mentioning is of course, the lead, Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Carrying the film completely on his shoulders, I don't think any actor could have really stepped into the shoes of the person being portrayed and done as much justice to his extremely dense, complicated character.
Overall, employing a variety of filming techniques, it did feel like we were sitting through a movie of an autobiography, and of all the wall street drama's I have come across, 'Wolf on Wall Street' is by far, the best. It is definitely worth a watch, keeping in mind of course, it's high nudity and drug content. And the absolutely exemplary Leonardo DiCaprio.
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