Friday, April 3, 2015

The Wolf of Wall Street - 華爾街之狼

The Wolf of Wall Street (華爾街之狼) is 2013 film. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. The extensive supporting cast include Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, and Cristin Milioti. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese.

Leonardo plays Jordan Belfort. Belfort is a rags to riches story. Belfort works on wall street out of college and loses his job. As a last resort, Belfort takes a job selling penny stocks. Belfort works his way up the chain and becomes a millionaire. Along the way, he does drugs and lots of women. The Feds start to track him and take him down. Belfort has to find a way to hide his money from the feds too. His firm also has very successful people that are very loyal to Belfort. Who will win this cat and mouse chase between Belfort the Feds?

This was an entertaining movie. A story where you disliked the main character, but wanted to continue. You most likely continued because of how ridiculous it was. How is it that Belfort can get away with this? That was what drew me to the end. I disliked Belfort and his cohorts. Not a lot of redeeming values in their life. They used the system to take advantage of a lot of people. What they did will never be repaid, even time in prison. I watched it once and that's it. Its available on my Amazon Prime and its been on various cable channels recently, but I haven't bothered to watch it.

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