If it’s one of those Friday nights where you’d like to have a wild night but need to get up early the next morning, then I have an idea for you — go see The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Exiting the theater on a wet, rainy Friday night, I felt like I just had a long evening of nonstop partying, excessive debauchery, and sidesplitting laughs. However, I really just sat inside a mall movie house for three hours.
Yeh, this film could have been edited down, but it never got boring and I laughed — a lot. As proven by the heartbreaking, tough, slow final moments of this film, director Martin Scorsese definitely had the right approach to the Jordan Belfort story by using excess and excessive comedy.
And Leonardo DiCaprio finally has his Gordon Gekko movie moment.
Simply put: Don’t go with the whole family.
Award potential: Despite 506 uses of the F word, expect nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay andBest Actor. It will probably rank fourth in the number nominations to a movie, but I don’t expect any wins.
The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks.