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The Wolf of Wall Street

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  1. NuttyJim

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wolf_of_Wall_Street_(film)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/?ref_=sr_1



    The Wolf of Wall Street is an upcoming biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. The screenplay was written by Terence Winter, and the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, along with other cast members including Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, and Matthew McConaughey, among others. The Wolf of Wall Street will make a fifth collaboration
    between Scorsese and DiCaprio.[5]

    The film is set to be released in 2013, and will tell the story of a New York stockbroker, played by DiCaprio, who refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, the corporate banking world and mob infiltration.[4][5][6]
     
  2. Absolutely

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    Who else is glad that Leo wasn't around when "Goodfellas", "Casino" and "KOC" and others were made?
    Guy is obsessed with Leo.

    And why is Jonah Hill wearing giant fake teeth?
     
  3. Steve McQueen

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    Oh, totally.

    I think a better question would be why does Jonah Hill have a career at all? What demographic can't get enough of him?
     
  4. Absolutely

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    I do like all the shit he's been getting lately for wanting people to consider him a serious actor and not a chubby funny kid who makes shit jokes.
    When he's doing things like Superbad, 21 Jump Street, GHTT Greek I like him, I think he's funny enough. But I don't think he's anything special when he's not the funny fat man, like Moneyball.
    He's just there.
     
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    I do like that he's not all anorexic looking though, that was just weird.
     
  6. NuttyJim

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    I liked him in Moneyball
     
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    So did I but I can relate to being a awkward tubby white kid who is smart but may have a touch of autism because he lacks social skills
     
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    The movie doesn't look that good based on the trailer. Though I like Leo and his past collaborations with Scorsese have been solid, so it's wroth a consideration.
     
  9. Bill Lehecka

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    Sitting down to see this now. Let's see if this is worth 3 hours.
     
  10. Bill Lehecka

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    Initial thought: Margot Robbie is the fucking hottest chick I've seen in a long damn time.

    Will have more when I get home.
     
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    I read somewhere that there is a cut of the film around 4 hours that people thought was phenomenal
     
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    Good, but a bit overlong. Definitely him trying to recapture a Goodfellas/Casino to moderate success - it didn't ratchet up the intensity towards the end like those two movies. A bit too winky and unfocused at times. Di Caprio was great, and he looked like Kyle Chandler in some scenes, which I don't know was intentional or not. But Margot Robbie? Wowza.
     
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    Am I losing my mind or did you post that exact thing yesterday?
     
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    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    I did it in the Best of 2013 thread, but because more people would probably check this thread for thoughts on the film, I thought it would be appropriate to post it here as well.
     
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    Thank God, I thought my mind finally blew out on me.
     
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    Liddy is helpful to be sure.

    I too found it to be overlong... But I didn't hate it. I slept on it, and I'll put it as the third best film I've seen this year. I'm confident in that.

    There were a few thoughts I had on it, though... I'll spoiler them for you.

    -This might sound like a weird criticism, but there almost seemed to bee too much sex and drugs in this film. People fucking in the bathrooms. Blow and queludes everywhere. People fucking in the office during the work day. It just became noise after a while. It was near the point of ludicrousness, to be honest. It was based on a true story, but I honestly find it hard to believe so much fucking and drugs occurred in this span of time. I'm sure it was amped up. Maybe I'm getting older and more nuanced.

    -Did I just see Jonah Hill's cock?

    -Margot Robbie is one of the hottest actresses I've seen in a long time. That Long Island accent could've been overdone, but felt natural and weirdly added to her hotness. Additionally, the "Daddy" scene when Jordan and her make up (and the guards Rocco watching) might have been the hottest scene I've ever seen in a major Hollywood release. Bonus points to when they fuck for the last time. ("Fuck me like it's the last time you'll fuck me...")

    -The Lemmon Quelude scene was borderline experimental. It dragged a bit too long, but shit... A 10 minute scene with a guy in a drug fueled paraplegic stupor. It could've been trimmed.

    -You see, Jonah Hill was masturbating in the middle of a party with his cock out... Oh shit, that was his erect penis, wasn't it?

    -How did Early Edition find Jordan's yellow note saying he was wired? Did Jonah Hill set him up?

    -I kind of wish my audience was made up of mostly O&A fans. Let me explain: there were scenes in this film I found inappropriately funny, and the crowd didn't respond as well. If there were more people in the crowd who shared my sense of humor, it would've been an awesome time.

    -I think I was the only one in the theater who laughed when they flashed the date : October 19th, 1987.

    -Meathead was good.

    -At times, DiCaprio reminded me of Ray Liotta... If this film was made 20 years ago, Scorsese would've cast Liotta.

    -I chuckled that Bo Dietl played... Bo Dietl.

    -I agree with Liddy... This was trying to recapture the GoodFellas/Casino vibe. If I had to slot it, it would be between those two films in terms of enjoyment. In a way, this film pretty much ended like GoodFellas, no?

    -Fuck, that was Jonah Hill's cock... Yeah, this film showed a gay orgy, but goddamnit I didn't need to see Jonah Hill's cock...

    -Speaking of Jonah Hill, he was great. He's getting an Supporting Oscar Nom for this.

    -DiCaprio should've fucked the old aunt.

    -Matthew McConaughey was in this film for what, 5 minutes? Seemed like a wasted opportunity.

    Best quote I heard after the film was from an old guy who talked to his family in the breezeway. He said "Why do they have to use that word repeatedly? It is a sign of ignorance..." Dude, you just saw a drug fueled, constant fuckfest. And you're pissed off at the word "fuck?"
     
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    I'm not going to go through all your comments, but I was surprised by how much I liked the chemistry between DiCaprio and Hill. I also can't think of a movie that brought such a level of manic joy out of DiCaprio. I don't think he's played a lot of fun characters in the past.


    But Goodfellas, Casino, and this one all end with the main character being at the top of the world before being stuck with the schlubs.

    I understand what you mean about the over-the-topness. Both Casino and Goodfellas felt a lot more realistic than this one, which had a lot more wackiness, like the Quaalude scene, which went on long, but which I liked nonetheless. That's what made this movie weird. It felt a lot more vignette-y than a cohesive whole like Goodfellas/Casino, but I liked the vignettes.

    EDIT:

    Thinking back over Hill's career, he is a great secondary. 21 Jump Street made me like Channing Tatum, Get Him to the Greek made me not hate Russell Brand, he got an Oscar nomination for being Brad Pitt's lackey, and his attempts to be Jay's friend was a highlight of This is the End.
     
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    @LiddyRules remember when there was a discussion last year about DiCaprio's performance in Django where there were a few comments that all he did was yell to sell emotion? I think this was the first movie I've seen DiCaprio in where he was a truly well-rounded actor. Yeah, he yelled when giving his boss monologues, but he truly felt like a nuanced actor with proper emotional depth.

    And I concur, Jonah Hill might be the best current second fiddle in Hollywood today.
     
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    Holy schnoikes

    wouldn't mind buying her a malted
     
  20. Creasy Bear

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    Sawr it last night.

    Holy shit... fucking Jonah Hill. I laughed so godamned hard at that fool and his antics. He was born to play that role.

    That blonde is ridiculous... just painfully hot.

    The movie was good... but just too damned long... and it was clunky. Unnecessary scenes... scenes that added nothing and went on for way too long, etc...
     
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    I just saw Wolf Of Wall Street. It's one of the most fun films I've seen in a very long time. Perhaps it needed 20 to 30 minutes trimmed off but then again its runtime didn't bother me. Lots of salty language, nude women and drug usage. I really liked it. One question though, in the early/opening scene is DiCaprio's character snorting cocaine from that hot chick's buttcrack or is he blowing it up her ass? That chick was fierce.

    Also about six or seven people left during the movie. Too vulgar for them I guess. Including two cotton-candy haired old ladies who I immediately pegged would leave early. They made it about twenty minutes.
     
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    Wow, you guys weren't exaggerating.
     
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    I thought he was blowing it in. Is that a thing that people do?
     
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    Oh... forgot to mention... that movie drove my Long Island PTSD off the charts.

    Although...

    Leo... LI accent... terrible... not nearly good enough to fool an experienced ear.

    Jonah... not bad... the big fockata teeth helped to hide your accent failings.

    The blonde... fucking spot on. She's like Australian too! She nailed it. I would never have known she wasn't a strong island native... and I'm good.
     
  25. 25133WhooOoAH

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    Loved it, But I'm also a huge Leo and Marty fan. Thought it worked well but definitely didn't have the crazy endings of other famous Scorsese movies. And yeah that Blonde is perfect. No walk outs in my theater, also had just the right mix of laughs and drama.
     

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