The Great Gatsby (2013) Review


This film really does seem like it came right from the book of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It followed almost every event and the attention to detail was also very good. All the actors did an excellent job in bringing their characters to life, and I believe that all of them truly understood their characters, thus  able to bring them justice.

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby and reaches out to Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) to get in touch with his cousin, Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). They had a thing going on, however Daisy has been married for 5 years to Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton).

Other actors include Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Backer, Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson and Jason Clarke as her husband, George.

To be honest, I did not really enjoy the book. It just seems a bit too old for me, with all the partying and the booze and affairs. Also the way they talk/ act seems too fake (I mean the 1920’s) or something; I just do not like this story. So personally I would give this like a 4/10.

But the film did seem like a good representation of the book with all the effects. One thing though, Tobey’s portrayal of Nick seemed a bit too useless. In the book Carraway is used to connect all the characters, but in the film he was just kind of a loft-headed fella who seemed confused most of the time.

I still seriously dislike the story so the highest I can give it is a 6/10.

Have you watched The Great Gatsby? Rate it out of 5 stars above or leave a comment below if you agree or disagree with me.

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