This was the most awkward three hours of my life. This is definitely not a movie you should watch with your parents. Whoops
Pushing aside the absurd amount of all the profanity, nudity and drugs in this movie, I still recommend you watch it. First of all, it’s directed by Martin Scorsese, so it’s guaranteed to be a good movie, at least. One of the best actors today, Leonardo DiCaprio plays the main character in this movie. You also got the funny and likeable Jonah Hill and the beautiful Margot Robbie The plot is really what kept me watching this movie.
It’s a real-life story about Jordan Belfort, a wealthy stockbroker. In the early 90’s, he teams up with Donny Azoff (Jonah Hill) and starts stockbroker company called Stratford-Oakmont. They grow from 20 employees to more than 250 employees extremely fast and so does their status in the trading community and Wall Street. As their status grows, so do the amount of drugs and lies. They draw attention by throwing crazy parties for their staff. That ultimately leads to him being featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine and being called “The Wolf Of Wall Street”. The FBI soon puts pressure on Belfort’s business and he figures out new ways to cover his tracks while his fortune still grows. He comes up with a scheme to hide their money in a European bank. But with the FBI on his tail he won’t be able to maintain his lifestyle for much longer.
I found this movie very interesting, but, like I said, there is too much profanity, nudity and drugs featured in this movie, you can’t even imagine. The movie is never boring and gives you a glimpse into the life of a man who had everything in the world only to have it taken away. The shortest three hours ever (mostly because of fast-forwarding certain scenes)
So, overall: 8/10*
Director: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Terence Winter, Jordan Belfort
Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jordan Belfort, Katarina Čas, Jon Favreau
Runtime: 180 minutes