The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

DVD - 2013
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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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Jun 17, 2017

I have re-watched all Gatsby movies in order to rate them, and this is the 4th one. Overall, I still prefer the Robert Redford version, but if you want glitz and glamour, this is the one for you. This movie is just full of TOO MUCH into it. Everything is presented in grander scale compared to the older adaptations. Too much of everything! I'm not sure about the music, they don't seem to sound 20's to me, but they sound good nevertheless. Still a good movie to watch.

Jun 25, 2016

I love this story...have read it a few times, when I visualize Jay he is Robert Redford and Daisy is Mia....Carey Mulligan is a wonderful actress but she lacks a certain fragility portraying Daisy.....Leo is no Redford....I enjoyed this new movie but I'll always prefer the first is iconic for me

BookReviewer2015 Jun 21, 2016

A razzle dazzle epic from Baz Lurhmann, based on Fitzgerald's classic book!

Great performances from all, and what a soundtrack!

Definitely check this one out Old Sport!

Apr 13, 2016

Good, but not as good as the original. Still a decent story though.

Mar 23, 2016

Rated 2/10. Not my kind of movie.

Mar 14, 2016

My all time favorite movie, I thought everything was put together so well from their wardrobe to the music, and the way they spoke. I enjoyed it all.

Feb 14, 2016

Exstravagant lifestyles of the super rich...must be nice, seeing as the other 97% of us can't even make ends meet these days. As for the movie it was strange & Mr.Gatsby is a control freak living in the past. Leonardo should have passed on this one as themovie has only one goal which is revealed 3/4 of the way through & the rest is garbage.

Jul 23, 2015

Too pretentious and theatrical for me! I thought I would enjoy the clothing, hair styles and cars of the period but I found this movie a waste of time.

Jun 08, 2015

Not everyone appreciates Baz Luhrmann's interpretations of stories, but I find them to be fantastic blends of current and era-appropriate artistry. DiCaprio does a fabulous job portraying Gatsby as well.

carnett1 May 15, 2015

Tom is egregiously jealous. He can’t have a wife, an affair with Myrtle AND be jealous of his wife’s affair with Jay Gatsby. Tom could not find comfort in his wife’s infidelity despite the fact he certainly was unfaithful to their marriage especially considering how much more successful of a man Jay Gatsby appeared to be publicly. Tom should have been faithful to his wife Daisy, which is why she killed his lover, Myrtle. Daisy’s lover, Jay Gatsby, loved her SO MUCH that he took the blame for HER, only to be killed galvanized by a lie told from her unfaithful husband, when he (Jay Gatsby) made Daisy happy, a princess. Could Tom not see that Jay Gatsby mean SO MUCH to Daisy? If Tom truly loved Daisy, he would have allowed her to explore her feelings and history with Jay Gatsby.

How could Tom be SO JEALOUS, when he was guilty of EVERYTHING he suspected his wife of, acting off of his OWN assumptions and telling LIES to refuse the existence of his own unfaithful relationship.
So what’s the moral of the story folks? Breaking infidelity END faithfulness for BOTH individuals in a relationship and though it may not have been morally and possibly legally right for Daisy to have her own affair within her marriage possibly in response to her husband’s unfaithfulness, She, Daisy that is, had true love with Jay Gatsby, or maybe it was love with fantasy.

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noblefilms Oct 28, 2014

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

Oct 28, 2013

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

Oct 21, 2013

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.

Oct 21, 2013

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.


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