Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street has to be one of my favourite films. One, there’s no possible way you can get bored of watching the film as there’s just drama after hilarious drama. I don’t know how many times I’ve watched the film but I can literally watch it over and over. Two, Leonardo DiCaprio is the main character, do I need to say any more?

The film takes us through the story of Jordan Belfort (played by DiCaprio) developing his life and career from rags to riches. I like the way the progression is shown throughout the
change in his life as you slowly see him develop a more crucial need for alcohol, drugs and
money. This film also allows you to see life through someone’s eyes who ‘has it all’ and makes me personally realise that money isn’t everything in life.

the wolf of wall street movie film poster

One of my favourite scenes of all time is in this film. This scene is where Jordan and his best mate/college Donnie Azoff take too many out dated pills and lose all ability to function. I also find this scene so hilarious, especially when Jordan and Donnie are try to fight each other whilst caught up in the telephone line, hardly being able to move, it’s like watching two children attempting to fight each other, it’s brilliant and very well choreographed.

movie scene from the wolf of wall street with leonardo dicaprio

Despite Jordan becoming  a mess towards the end of the film, loosing his business, being an alcoholic and drug addict, loosing his wife and kids and being sentenced to time in prison, he is a very influential character, I feel this way as it shows someone progress through life and achieve success through hard work and dedication.

As I previously said, this is easily one of my favourite films, the only criticism I’d give the film is that it’s three hours long, which I feel is a bit too long for a film but other than that I’d give it a solid rating of 4.5 stars. I’m sure I’ll be writing many more film reviews in the future, as sitting around watching films is one of my favourite pass times. Any suggestions on a film you want me to review?

MG x

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