Paramount Pictures, Red Granite Pictures, Appian Way,

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Joanna Lumley, Cristin Milioti, Christine Ebersole, Shea Whigham, Katarina Cas, P.J. Byrne, Kenneth Choi, Brian Sacca, Henry Zebrowski, Ethan Suplee

Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) was a Wall Street broker, who loved the lavish lifestyle and the living in the fast lane. But the sudden stock market crash put him out of business. Like a fish out of water, he couldn’t find work and was really lost until he ran across a shop that sold penny stocks. When he found they were not regulated, he put to practice his skills as a high pressure Wall Street guy in the penny stock market, and put together a bunch of rag tag wannabe’s led by Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill). Jordan spent 36 months in prison for defrauding his customers after joining with Shoe Designer Steve Madden.

This story is based upon a real story involving real people. This dramatized version of it is a mix of really funny comedy mixed in with the truth. Actually it is a humorous story, and it did garner a lot of praise for the awards season including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Jonah Hill, and Best Achievement in Directing Martin Scorsese. This is certainly one of the best roles I’ve seen Jonah Hill perform. He was good in Moneyball too last year, but this was a really great role for him. The story is pretty easy to follow and as I said, there is a lot of really funny scenes, especially when Belfort shows the gang of misfits what he can do. Guys who were used to selling $10.00 worth of stock at a time, were suddenly taking 10k or 100k orders. There is a lot of fooling around, a lot of drug use, and basically guys being guys, but the basis of the story is really pretty funny. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, and it was worthy of all the awards it won.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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