Opened: May 10, 2013
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Jack Thompson, Callan McAuliffe & Amitabh Bachchan
Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name, The Great Gatsby is a visual spectacle that will entrance audiences with romantic thoughts of the Roaring Twenties.
Years after the events occurred, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) recounts the period of his life spent with millionaire friend Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Nick’s cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) is still enamored with Gatsby – her former lover – despite being married to socialite Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton).
Like director Baz Luhrmann’s earlier film Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby is a period film that contains modern music. Combined with stunning colors and period-perfect costumes, the music creates an interesting juxtaposition.
The ensemble cast is incredible with DiCaprio taking the lead and giving a nuanced performance of the mysterious millionaire who has many hidden troubles.
Final say: A little party never killed nobody. ★★★★★