The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Released: 2013
Genre: Drama, Genre, Romance
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio, ,
Run time: 143 min
IMDb: 7.2/10
Country: Australia
Views: 48335


An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
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User Reviews: Whoever decided that blaring modern pop/ hip hop music into a story of the early 20’s was a good idea needs their heads examined. It not only removes you completely from the story but jolts you so far out of it that you need a few minutes to try and refocus yourself back into the story. (and that’s not a knock on this genre of music, it just has no place here..)

After an hour, I could stand no more, the acting and story seemed great, but the soundtrack was too much to take.

So much great music was made during this time period that if used effectively could have elevated this story. Such a waste.

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