Written September 04, 2015
I LOVED this movie! I love that whole era, and this movie did a great job with it! It had many memorable quotes, and several life lessons in it.
There were times where I was confused as to what was going on, but I soon caught up, with the next scenes.
Leonardo DiCaprio did an EXCELLENT job, as always! I hope he wins several awards for this!
The music was great, also!
I HIGHLY recommend this movie!
Written September 02, 2015
It was such a great movie, thoroughly enjoyable and LDC just keeps getting better and better, Toby McGuire was great and the girls were all sizzling hot! The best 3D movie yet! We highly recommend it!
Written July 07, 2015
As a huge Fitzgerald fan, I wasn't certain how I was going to react to this film. I can say it was visually stunning and colorful, definitely evoking the Golden era of the carefree early 1920's (specifically 1922). From the glorious parties at Gatsby's to Nick's charming guest house to the flashy Dusenberg cars, it is a sight to behold. A great deal of emphasis is placed in the details (monograms, jewelry, billboards, etc). They follow the story very closely, using dialogue from the book verbatim. Some times it sounds a little flowery and not how people talk, but that's just a sign of the times. They speak that way in the book, so you let it go. I wasn't sure about Leo as Gatsby, but when he finally makes his appearance, he owns the part in a larger than life way. The rest of the supporting cast is great, especially Joel Edgerton (Tom Buchanan). I know it isn't superheroes or alien robots, but it is a beautiful, elegant story of love & jealousy among the rich, definitely worth seeing.
Written August 03, 2015
Having seen the original and read the book, I thought this was a good re-make. Cinematography was awesome. It was a little long and boring in parts as it took a while to get going. Also, certain scenes seemed to drag out but overall it was enjoyable. Leonardo was quite pleasant on the eyes.
Written May 21, 2013
Movie is stunning. Leonardo DiCaprio is a very!! good actor, and looks amazing in this role while the rest of the film crew is holing to the promise of the rocking 20s. I read the book a few times, and I was very moved by this adaptation into modern life.