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An Excellent Gasby

By Billy58
Written May 12, 2013
I remember the 1974 version of "The Great Gatsby" with Robert Redford & Mia Farrow as being boring. This "Gatsby' is not boring. Baz Luhrman does a great job of bringing the Roaring 20's alive. The excess is there in vibrant color and 3-D that, in my opinion, is put to very, very good use. His direction, in a word, is excellent! Leonardo DiCaprio is a perfect Jay Gatsby. He has the look, the style, and the vulnerability. Tobey Maguire has never been better. He only adds to the feel of the time and, as the narrator in the character of Nick Carraway, definitely draws the viewer into the film. If nothing else, the film should get an Oscar nomination for Costume Design. They were perfect. The movie is slow, but the story is slow. However, in this "Gatsby", slow is not boring.
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The Great Gatsby

By noneepace
Written May 13, 2013
The movie was awesome! I had read some reviews and was a little worried but I left feeling great ! We went with friends and later over appetizers we all talked about what we enjoyed and found it very stimulating what we all got from the movie. The music I thought was ok even though it was current music it fit the movie. I would totally recommend the movie. The acting was right on and enjoyable as well as all the beautiful scenes and parties. Deep movie where there was romance, intrigue, suspense and a lot more.
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A High School Book Turned into a Wonder World!

By mohitgandhi
Written May 12, 2013
This movie is a must see, especially if you have read the book earlier! While the story during the beginning was a tad bit slow, after the movie really settles in, the plot takes over and turns the movie into a wonderland. The scenes and costumes were beautifully constructed, props to Brooks Brothers for the clothes!
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Hmmmm.don't know what all the fuss is about

By RMS4937
Written May 12, 2013
The scenery, costumes and sets are absolutely beautiful. The movie is a bit overacted - Leo is gorgeous but his transition from super cool to blubbering idiot happens without much story in between and this lack of background story seems to be the problem with the whole movie. I was not invested in why he loved her so much so the premise of the movie didn't make much of an impact. Tobey Maguire was great, but I couldn't buy into Daisy or why Gatsby was obsessed with her. Carey Mulligan was cute, but not the stuff of great romantic leading ladies and I didn't shed a tear at the end, and I cry watching Hallmark commercials.
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The Book is Still Better

By OnionCat
Written January 02, 2014
The only aspect of the movie I enjoyed was DiCaprio's depiction of Gatsby. Otherwise, the movie stays true to the story, but it didn't quite meet my expectations or my imagination of the novel. Most people enjoyed the Jay-Z soundtrack used during the party scenes, as they felt it helps the audience relate to those scenarios. I felt it took away from the feel and authenticity of the era the film was portraying.
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