Wolf of Wallstreet intense and cutting-edge


    If you love Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, or Jonah Hill, then The Wolf of Wall Street is the movie for you. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on Jordan Belfort’s memoirs. DiCaprio plays Belfort, a Long Island stockbroker who makes so much money that he doesn’t even know what to do with it, but finds himself falling from his heights of astounding wealth and lavish, partying lifestyle into a life of crime, corruption, and a felony conviction.

    This is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who grew up in Queens and went from delivering papers at age eight to making hundreds of millions at the age of 25. Until it all came crashing down…

    In the 1990s, Jordan Belfort, a clever, conniving, former bigwig of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance when he was banned from life from the securities business and was later imprisoned for money laundering and fraud. In his heyday, Belfort shared his investment profits with his model-wife as they lived a crazy, hectic lifestyle that included two young children, a full-time staff of twenty-two, a pair of bodyguards, and enough drugs and sex to make anyone with morals blush.

    Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street is flashy and loud and raw; anyone who is easily offended by greed or an overly-lavish, out-of-control lifestyle should probably avoid this one. Let’s face it: anyone who has midget-tossing competitions for fun is not someone who invites a warm fuzzy feeling inside.