Year of Release: 2013
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Approx. Running Time: 142 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
It's the spring of 1922 in New York City, a decadent playground of shifting morals, glittering jazz, bootleg empires and skyrocketing stocks. Chasing the American Dream, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Golden Globe Nominee Tobey Maguire) arrives from te Midwest only to land next door to Jay Gatsby (three-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), a mysterious millionaire whose estate overflows with endless parties. As Nick's beautiful cousin Daisy (Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan) and her blue-blooded husband Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) fall into Gatsby's orbit, Nick bears witness to a tragedy of impossible love and incorruptible dreams. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's timeless epic, The Great Gatsby mirrors the struggles of modern times in a dazzling visual journey from the mind of Baz Luhrmann, director of the Oscar winning Moulin Rouge.
A fun, stylish take on the literary classic. DiCaprio is fantastic and Jay Gatsby, bringing a tenderness and vulnerability to the enigmatic character.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)