Happy new month and we are looking forward to a great February at International Film Base with our 4 Month Film Course starting in Melbourne
Last nights I saw The Wolf of Wall Street. This is a Film about Excess. And it is a blast. Its also meant to be a cautionary tale about greed. However, it seems more a tribute to parting to excess. It is a shame that the film forgets to highlight the remorse and the transformation that Jordan Belfort feels for this crimes.
However, this film is worth seeing for powerhouse performances and Scorsese back to his best.
- My Rating is 8 out of 10
- Critics Rating 7.5 out of 10
- Audience Rating 8.5 out of 10
(Courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes)
Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80s. Excess success and affluence with a smorgasbord of sex and drugs in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Synopsis and Rating courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes