Friday, January 10, 2014
Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill
Directed/Produced: Martin Scorsese
There are 2 reasons why I saw this movie (well 3, but I don't count the fact that my daughter is in love with Leo).
1. I work on Wall Street. I know the culture and appreciate movies that deal with it. Some other movies I've seen that deal with Wall Street recently are Arbitrage and Margin Call. However, I thought this movie Trumped those.
This is based on the autobiographical book by Jordan Belfort. It tells of his life from a runt on Wall Street to an extremely successful Wall Streeter. But this success comes at a price, or in his case, several prices.
This movie was 3 hours long. Although I didn't think it lagged anywhere. Most of the story was very intriguing, or perhaps since I knew what they were talking about, it was more intriguing to me.
2. To prepare for this role, Leo, Jonah and Martin had to go to an Investment Bank and do some research. On August 21, 2012 they did this research. Yes that's right ladies...I got to breathe the same air, touch the same door knobs and walked on the same carpet as Leo.
So since they did their research at MY bank, I was obligated to see it!!