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The Great Gatsby

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Great Gatsby
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A would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.

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A would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks.


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Feb 17, 2015
  • CrystalTony rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved reading the book in high school in English class and watched the older version of this movie. When this one came out with Leonardo Dicaprio I just had to see it! I loved it I just knew I had to own it. Some people really don't like him as an actor but I think he's great ever since I've seen him in Titanic. I just had to own this film. I'd recommend this movie to any one who's a fan of the book.

Feb 12, 2015
  • marx_bro rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Having never read "The Great Gatsby" I wasn't sure what to expect. But, I have say, this was a really cool depiction of pre-depression New York City. Complete with over-the-top wealth & crushing poverty. Set against the backdrop of "love-lost" and the extent one man goes to to reclaim it.

Feb 10, 2015
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The only thing i actually liked about this meandering epic of extremist greed promotion,is the truth coming out from some of the extremely narcissistic and arrogant wealthy characters,talking about how they really feel about my race and the plans they have for my race period.

Feb 06, 2015

Very Baz Lurhman. A movie like this grows on you- had mixed feelings the first time seeing it (my mom and sister hated it). I now really like it; though ridiculous and over the top at the start, it is possible to draw the lines between two worlds -the 20s and today-characterized by prosperity, high hopes, chaos and hysteria, and the desire to fulfill the American Dream. At least four stars:)

Jan 14, 2015
  • gage2010 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This film exceeded expectations.

Unlike the 1970s adaption, Baz Luhrman knows how to throw a grand party and make you feel connected to the characters. The castings fit the age and appearance of the characters and the visual and auditory aspects (very fast motion camera in car scenes, spectacular parties, and the insertion of modern music remixed with classical music) makes the audience feel like a part of the era. Also, Nick seems more sympathetic and reliable with their slight tweak to his character's development.

Additionally, Luhrman chose to incorporate all of the special symbolic details (such as Owl Eyes in the library, the pink suit, the "Can't Repeat the Past" quote, etc) that make the story so special. You probably won't like the ending, but hey, Luhrman loves tragedies.

Jan 09, 2015
  • jazpur rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was dubious about watching this movie at all because F. Scott Fitzgerald's book is so special. I have been agreeably surprised by the cast, the sets and the interpretation. Baz Luhrmann has done a very good job.

Dec 05, 2014
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Disappointed with this movie...didn't finish it. Really bad.

Nov 13, 2014
  • NewYorkViews rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Contrived version and a disappointment, but not surprising. Decaprio is a great actor that never seems to have been placed in a good film, he is over-qualified for the films he stars in. This version of The Great Gatsby with Decaprio has mostly a horrible music score, and a casting that can act but that do not fit the parts, many of the females look like they wear hair pieces, and Daisy even though slim, is too fat and non-elegant looking for the part. Uuugh, how can any director mess a film up like this?

Sep 16, 2014
  • kendalliah rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Completely missed the mark, and the entire point of the book. Save yourself 3 hours and the headache from watching the weird and unneccesary CGI.

Sep 13, 2014
  • frishta rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great sets and good cast. I just never "got" Gatsby and never liked the story but movie was worth watching any way.

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Oct 28, 2014

He looked at you and understood you in the way that you wanted to be understood.

Oct 28, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Jordan Baker (of Gatsby): "He's an Oxford man." Tom Buchanan: "Like hell he is! He wears a goddamned pink suit!"

Oct 23, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Nick Carraway: Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street boomed a steady golden roar. The parties were bigger, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the models were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired. Making the liquor cheaper. Wall Street was luring the young and ambitious, and I was one of them.

Oct 23, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Here lies the center of the Gatsby's madness: Nick Carraway: You can't repeat the past.

Jay Gatsby: Can't repeat the past?

Nick Carraway: No...

Jay Gatsby: Why, of course you can... of course you can.

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Jan 04, 2014
  • glenneaton rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

glenneaton thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Oct 28, 2013
  • Wuzo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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