The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street ★★★★

I am glad to report that I’ve grown to appreciate The Wolf of Wall Street much more on my second watch. I may have had a couple of small nitpicks regarding the duration of some scenes, but I was able to get past that and really dive into the story this time. I was constantly entertained and in awe by all the absurdity that surrounded the life of these brokers in the late 80s. It’s the story of a man who had everything, but who was never satisfied with himself and couldn’t live with stability at all. Leonardo DiCaprio truly captured Jordan Belfort’s obsession with greed, drugs and just an obscene way of life that ultimately caught up with him. Also, the motivational speech scenes were quite memorable and showed how incredibly persuasive this guy can be. At 71 years old, Martin Scorsese shows much more intensity, boldness and versatility than some of the younger filmmakers today, proving why he’s still one of the greatest directors alive.

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