Movie #1: The Wolf of Wall Street

the wolf

Leo is in it. That’s pretty much the selling point for me. I don’t think I’ll ever get over my crush for him and so I knew I’d end up watching his latest movie, The Wolf of Wall Street. And besides, did you see that trailer? Leonardo DiCaprio dancing! That doesn’t happen in a movie! You know you have to see it!

Getting tickets was easy enough though I had to joke with my friend, wondering if they’d even give us tickets in the first place since the rating is a solid R-18 and at times we’re mistaken for high school girls. Ticket buying was uneventful and soon enough we were seated to watch the movie. The next three hours was in one word: crazy. Crazy unbelievable story and storytelling and crazy good acting.

The whole time I was sitting there I kept on asking, “Can this really happen? For real?” All this sex, money and greed all day, everyday? It’s an unbelievable kind of life for someone like me who doesn’t have that much money among other things. It’s excessive and in-your-face and and it left me reeling. And it made me ask, “So what’s better: being poor but honorable or rich but greedy?” I guess that’s a question that one will really ask when they watch this movie and the answer is actually quite difficult to get to. The movie can make you think, if you’re the kind of person who actually takes the time to do it about movies they watch. Otherwise, it’s stock full of naughty, hedonistic fun that only a movie can safely give you.

As for the acting, everyone was good, from Leo to Matthew McConaughey to Jonah Hill and even Margot Robbie, who I haven’t seen before and was a bit skeptical of how she’d act given how she looks like a Barbie doll. Awful prejudgment but I’m glad to be proven wrong. You really have to hand it to Leo for how much he poured into the role. As my friend said, all the emotions that he could go through in the movie, he went through and delivered. Plus he was funny. Did you ever think Leonardo DiCaprio could be funny? He was in this movie and it was kind of surreal but a joy to watch, though his character suffers through it. Still, Leo stepped up on his game this time around.

Someone give him that Oscar already, okay?


5 thoughts on “Movie #1: The Wolf of Wall Street

  1. Nicely said! I saw the movie with my two teenage daughters, and we loved it! In spite of all the fuss about porn-like scenes, drugs, etc. Please! We have seen worse on Cable! And you are right, the point is EXCESS! That is exactly what had to be shown in order for the movie to make you think!

    • Sorry for the late reply and thank you for the comment!

      It’s kind of an extreme movie, to be sure, but it tells a good story and makes you reflect on certain things. There’s more to it than the shock value that you’re faced with at first glance.

  2. This post is so relatable. I saw the movie and loved the message. It is really an eye opener about the so called “luxury” life and how money can make your have a completely different mindset on what is important.

    • Thank you for saying so. And yes, it does make you think, doesn’t it? Only a really good movie can do that, I think. Thank you for the comment!

  3. You just managed to make me watch this movie as well 😀 I am also a very big fan of Leo, but considering all the crap movies lately, I postponed watching this one until now. How could I ever doubt that he wouldn’t play his role brilliant, and that alone would make the movie worth watching? And how could I doubt that he will work on a movie that’s gonna make you think? ..
    I’ll put this movie next on my list 🙂

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