Visuals are stunning, the film captures the scenery of 1920s America wonderfully, but does lack the essence of the book that the 1974 version brilliantly created. If I hadn't already read the book or watched the 1974 film, I may have thought differently about it.
I did enjoy the film much more than I thought. Tobey Maguire, an actor who I've hated in the past, is a perfect Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan does capture the heart of Daisy. DiCaprio does play Gatsby very well-but, for me-Robert Redford will always be Jay Gatsby.
Probably one of the better films you shall see this summer.
A film that's supposed to focus on the relationship between Freud and Jung instead relies heavily on the intense sexual relationship between Jung and his former patient Speilerein. This means key details on the birth of Psychoanalysis and the Freud and Jung relationship just are not explored. Mortensen has little screen time and the film just isn't as engaging as it should be.
Mortensen and Cassell are the highlights of the film.