Written July 29, 2016
Some artistic liberties taken and it evolves over time, but overall it's one of those movies you will want to talk about afterwards. Outstanding performances by all actors and especially DiCaprio - Oscar material for sure.
Written July 29, 2016
I started getting into it and this was the first 3-D showing at our theater. The projector stoped right when it was getting good what a waste of an evening and $30.00
Written August 28, 2016
A wonderful film, 10/10. Breathetaking extravaganza. Slow to start, but picks up speed as the story unfolds and truly captures the era that it takes place in but with plenty of directorial and musical liberties.
What a amazing life these people lived. A fleeting glimpse into their lives, loves and relationships.
Great story telling and a serioous attempt to be as faithful as possible to Fitzgerald's novel.
Stunning visuals, bright colors and superb images and symbols.
I loved it. Not to be missed!
Written August 27, 2016
I was expecting to hate this movie since I walked out on "Moulin Rouge" which had to be the worst movie since "Ishtar". This was the best adaptation of the Great Gatsby story brought to the big screen. The music was a bit weird and the party scenes full of anachronisms, but all in all a decent movie. There were actually a few decent literary moments in the film and overall a good time.
Written February 25, 2017
This movie was a great depiction of Fitzgerald's amazing story - a heartbreaking story of the tragic results of people chasing happiness without any regard to their personal integrity.
The visual palette of the movie is dazzling, from the costuming to the stunning mansions and glorious automobiles of Gatsby and Tom. These scenes of wealth and excess are contrasted by Nick's sensible cottage and the dreariness of the outskirts of New York City, where the bespectacled eyes of God see everything. The soundtrack is a curious mix of music from the '20's to modern rock and hip-hop. The modern music brings to life the atmosphere of excess lived by the sensate partygoers.
The reason I recommend this movie is that it made me consider how I make choices in life. Wrong choices can be enthrallingly addictive and seem seductively good in the moment. Living in honesty and integrity may be more mundane and arduous, but ultimately authentic and satisfying.