Written October 30, 2014
Luscious visuals, engaging story line, depth of connection to each scene, each person despite not seeing it in 3D. Music was a bit surprising. Better watching the movie than listening beforehand. Definitely a good ride.
Written May 28, 2013
The acting by Leo DeCaprio and the other members of the cast was superb, believable, engaging. AND, you could understand everything that was said (unlike so many movies lately where the actor's voices are garbled, or whispering, or drowned out by background noise--the people who put this movie together paid close attention to getting the voice levels correct--so you could actually hear and understand every word spoken! The sets and props were delightful, but not overpowering, and supported the story line appropriately.
Very well done and wonderfully entertaining.
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!
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.
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.