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Martin Scorsese‘s most recent DiCaprio collaboration is a brilliantly hilarious black comedy about securities fraud and Wall Street corruption. Wolf of Wall Street is the type of movie you feel guilty enjoying as much as you do, especially when you realize you are laughing yourself to tears, in a theater packed full of people, or home alone. In addition to the securities fraud and corruption this movie details the lives of men who find themselves with more money than they know what to do with; resulting in the excessive use of drugs and alcohol, sex, and unique high jinx.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, (a real person who lived this way), the mastermind behind the company Stratton Oakmont; a pump and dump style firm that off loads low quality stock for large commissions. Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff, Belfort’s partner in crime, Margot Robbie as the hot trophy wife, Matthew McConaughey who helped get Jordan started in Wall Street, as well as Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, John Favreau, and Jean Dujardin all of whom assist Belfort in one way or another throughout the movie.
All of the fun starts just after the opening scene where you see an office filled with people celebrating while placing bets on a game of launch the little person into the target. The first of many scenes that are incredibly inappropriate that you find yourself laughing out load at, this scene truly sets the tone for the rest of the movie, a three-hour laugh-fest. Yeah… Leo is again in a three-hour movie, and it does also involve a shipwreck. Don’t worry his heart does go on.
Drugs, alcohol, sex, and the word fuck are also major themes in this film. If you go into it hoping to learn about a financial tragedy then you may as well save your money or rent Inside Job, because this movie is not going to give you that. What it does give you is a story about what happens when you mix alcohol, cocaine, and Quaaludes. It shows you what happens when money is plentiful and you can afford anything and everything you desire. It is also about sex. Sex everywhere, with different partners, sex on piles of money, and in all different positions, sex acts in the office, on a boat, and in a car…. oh my. The women get a little naked Leo, and the guys get a lot of VERY naked Margot, everyone essentially wins if you’re into that. The sex scenes are not always glamorous and typically leave you a little shocked and laughing. Finally, this movie has officially set the record for the most instances of the word fuck, with a grand total of 506 times (if you’re going to see it you better just get use to it…)
DiCaprio’s physical comedy is complete gold, one of the overdose scenes towards the middle of the movie is so well done you forget he was not actually stoned beyond comprehension, and again you find yourself laughing to the point of tears at something so tragic. Jonah Hill really stepped up his game in this film, he truly deserved his Academy Award nomination, and one would hope he was able to squeeze a bit more than the $60,000 salary he has admitted to earning for this film. He really is able to hold his own against DiCaprio, while adding a little extra raunchiness. There is one scene during a house party you really hope is accomplished using the magic of prosthetics, he obviously has experience participating is self-abuse. Margot Robbie’s character Naomi is an absolutely stunning firecracker who keeps Jordan on his toes. She adds a little bit of woman drama to an otherwise male dominated film. She also takes nudity to a new level right from the beginning.
Anyway that is all, go see the movie or simply buy it when it comes to DVD/Blu-Ray/ Digital Download, do not view it with the kids or anyone who does not appreciate hearing the work fuck a few hundred times.
Here is the official trailer for your viewing pleasure: