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The Wolf of Wall Street Review

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Yavin, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. TravisR

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    Honestly, I think that's much ado about nothing. There's probably a handful of (and even that's probably being generous) people who like being outraged on Twitter & Facebook and the media made a mountain out of a molehill.

    I wonder how many of these 'outraged' people have actually seen the movie because I can't imagine anyone watching it and thinking that the movie endorses what those people did. Honestly, even if they did see it and think that, I think they either arrived at that conclusion before actually seeing the movie and then just saw what they wanted to in order to have it meet their pre-judgment or it's as simple as that they're pretty damn stupid.

    EDIT: Just to clarify, I'm not saying that about people who don't like that Belfort is going to make money from this (though I'd argue that at least he can pay restitution to his victims that way) or people that didn't like the movie but only about people who think this movie was somehow endorsing the actions of a lowlife animal who robbed people.
     
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    A guy movie , indeed we shouldn't forget he got rich by ripping off others and he Now gives advise to people on how to get rich and succesfull , i heardCan you imagine how greedy and stupid we are sometimes ... WellThis gives you a good picture off it As i said a guy movie, for me it was borring !!! All the wayStill babyface in now grown-up face dicaprio can actI must admitt that since i saw basketball diaries Just another movie i saw, waste of time iff you ask me
     
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    I didn't see anything that could have pointed towards any of Jordan's, or the rest of the cast for that matter, actions being looked at as positive. The entire time I was watching it I was just squirming at my seat at some of the stuff they did. I think the scene that got to me the most was near the end with his kid in the car. The whole theater just gasped when he crashed into the wall behind him and they cut to a view of the kid's head just bounced back and forth.

    How can this be viewed as a positive look at Belfort? Because there are funny moments in the film? Most of the time I was laughing it was out of sheer disbelief, not because I thought what they were doing was particularly funny. I must admit though, Jonah Hill's performance was my favorite of the entire movie. I could barely even tell it was him as the movie went on.
     
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    Again, I think at the end of GOODFELLAS you didn't want to be Henry Hill. I think a lot of people are leaving THE WOLF OF WALL STREET saying they wouldn't mind having that lifestyle even with the short jail time. I mean, I think most people hate anyone who works on Wall Street but I'm not sure many would turn down the money. WALL STREET said greed is good and this film shows how good it could be.

    Scorsese was on Letterman the other night and it was rather hilarious hearing the two go back and forth about the nudity. Hill was on Fallon and he did nothing but talk about how ugly these characters were and how dirty he felt just having to act the stuff out.
     
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    I saw Jonah Hill doing an interview where he talked about how awkward it was for Scorsese to direct the airplane sequence because of all the nudity. I would provide a link, but I can't find it anywhere. It's hilarious.
     
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    Excellent news. Sorry, at $100-million dollars you can't play arthouse and release a 4+ hour movie. They had to cut it down to make money back and they needed to cut down the excess of nudity/sex. I'm glad this here is coming out. This isn't a few seconds like CASINO. I really can't wait to see this epic film even longer.
     
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    I expected an unrated version (which would have probably been a few seconds longer) but I'll take a longer cut of the movie.
     
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    I don't know that "arthouse" is really the term that I'd use here. :)
     
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    My point was that you can release a 4+ hour arthouse movie because you don't have to get a large audience to make you $100 million. With this film having such a large budget there was simply no way they could release the full version or a NC-17 rated version. The budget is why this thing was cut down. Had this been a $15-$25 million film then I'd bet Scorsese and DiCaprio would attempt to throw this out there uncut.
     
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    Sure, but then it would a different film on that budget, too.
     
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    Much different. And probably not as good due to budgetary compromises that would have had to be made.
     
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    It was debunked shortly afterwards. There is no other cut that will be released anywhere for the reasons Mr. Scorsese has given.Sent from my VS920 4G using Tapatalk
     
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    Loved this movie and give it 9/10. Something amazing happened. I've heard that this movie uses the most curse words ever or something like that.

    I am normally a little sensitive to curse words and profanity when it's used for no apparent reason. I watched the movie and I can say that I didn't hear one single curse word the entire movie! Nothing jumped at me, it felt natural and I was so much into the story. :lol:
     
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    You dont hang up the phone till your client buys or fucking dies!!!!!!!!!!!! Great movie
     
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    I hope people recognize Jonah Hill's performance and that it doesn't get overshadowed by Leo's.As the guy who was the fat funny kid in accepted he's really come a long way.
     

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