Leonardo DiCaprio has been a favourite of mine since he was in 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape.' I then fell in love with him after watching Romeo and Juliet 150 times as a 14 year old girl. He's a special actor and he carries this film all the way through. His part is massive. Martin Scorcese is into delving deep into a character and this film is no different. We know the lead so well by the end of the film. We know his flaws and we know his strengths. The main actresses (Christine Milioti and Margot Robbie) who play Jordan Belfort's wives are brilliant. You can't fault the acting in this one.
'The Wolf of Wall Street' is laugh out loud funny. From Donny (Jonah Hill) being married to his cousin to the qualude episode you will be in stitches throughout. 'The Wolf of Wall Street' is a black comedy.
Now for the deep and meaningful part. My husband doesn't know why I love this film so much. It has the most swear words recorded in a movie and some scenes are uncomfortable because of how they seem to degrade women. But, this film is highlighting the struggles of women in the man's world workplace. It has themes of greed, lust, infidelity, friendship and honesty. The craziest thing about it is the fact it's based on a true story!
Alas, no film can be perfect. The New Zealand accents at the end are the worst I've ever heard. How hard is it to find three real New Zealanders? Don't we travel far and wide? If you are not a New Zealander you won't care about this but if you are, it will annoy you.
Anyway, I'm only pointing that out to be critical. 'The Wolf of Wall Street' is a movie you could watch over and over but maybe don't get it out to watch with your parents or in-laws.