The Great Gatsby Review
The trailer is a wonderful piece of cinema – rich, luscious, enticing and teasing which we’ve come to love and expect from Baz Luhrmann.
So it was with anticipation that we went to the screening.
The movie starts slowly and draws you in, weaving a tapestry of plots and characters that will entice and revolt, delight and surprise.
To avoid too many more spoilers, this is an adult film with adult themes, which touched on many aspects and I’m sure will have people coming back to watch time after time.
The stellar cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire play their roles well and Leonardo is a great Gatsby. For a man who has played his life from the early days in stellar roles and living a Gatsbyesque lifestyle it seems apt.
This is a piece of art produced outside of time and with a heart that comes across.
It has some dark elements, which highlight all the more the good and joyful aspects of the movie.
Our need to fit in, to be perceived as doing right, to earn money, to love and be loved, to trust and be trusted – all these and more are exposed in this movie.