movie: The Wolf of Wall Street

Nobody had a guess on the fish rock thing? Ah well. I did have a couple of outside guesses. One suggested fossilized fish head. Another went for an ear. I can see an ear-like shape from a certain angle. I still have no definite answers.

Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street

Description from IMDB: “Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.”

This movie is nuts. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort. He starts out at this kind of wide-eyed rookie broker at a fancy firm. The firm promptly closes, landing him flat on his ass again. He gets another job selling penny stocks and basically applies the con-artist skills from the big leagues to selling these other stocks, which are pretty much worthless.

Needless to say, he kills it, so much so that he opens his own firm, makes all the money in the world. He gets the giant house, the big car, the trophy wife and a drug habit that must be one of the most monumental drug habits in all the world.

He downs everything from Quaaludes to coke to crack. He also provides employment to like every hooker in the country. Ew. There’s a lot of bobbing and weaving with the government, a lot of very self-destructive behavior and some highly questionable antics in an office environment. Stuff just gets crazier and crazier.

The Wolf of Wall Street is a little slow in the beginning, but once it gets going, look out. Also, I think it could’ve been a bit shorter. 179 minutes is a long time for this kind of movie in my opinion. Regardless, it was still good. The Wolf of Wall Street gets a B.


2 comments on “movie: The Wolf of Wall Street

  1. CMrok93 says:

    DiCaprio is amazing here. The movie as a whole is great, but he’s the one who really keeps it moving and, most importantly, actually somewhat interesting. Good review.

    • RLDraws says:

      Yes, he really does. That Lemmon scene just killed me. And the argument with the trophy wife. That man was all in.

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