Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married cousin Daisy Buchanan and her former love, nouveau riche Jay Gatsby.

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Nick Carraway moves from the Midwest to become New York a bond salesman and finds himself the neighbor/tenant of Jay Gatsby, a wealthy bootlegger and forger, who has a huge estate bordering his modest cottage. Gatsby is well-known for throwing fabulous, hedonistic summer parties on his estate in 1922 West Egg, Long Island. Gatsby befriends Nick and enlists him in to broker a meeting between him and his former love Daisy Buchanan, Nick's cousin now married to wealthy Tom Buchanan. Snobbish and selfish, he flaunts an extramarital affair he is having with the slatternly wife of a local proletariat garage owner. Nick consents to arrange a meeting with Gatsby and Daisy, a rendezvous that will have tragic consequences. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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When Daisy and others travel to the city for the day, they are drinking mint Juleps in their hotel suite. Their glasses are filled with a bright green liquid, but mint Juleps are not bright green. True Juleps are Bourbon, water and sugar over ice with a spring of mint. See more »

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Nick Carraway: The history of that summer really begins when I drove across the bay to the more fashionable East Egg to have dinner with the Buchanans. Daisy was my second cousin once removed and I'd known Tom in college. His family was enormously wealthy and he'd been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at Yale. He and Daisy had spent a year in France drifting aimlessly among the rich. "This was to be a permanent move," Daisy told me over the telephone. But I didn't believe her.
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Rent the Redford/Farrow version
14 January 2001 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

If one is going to re-make Gatsby, then for God's sake aim to out class the 1970's version (if that is possible). Paul Rudd and Martin Donovan were fine, but who directed Mira Sorvino to play Daisy ala Marilyn Monroe? AND better yet - who bothered to direct Toby Stephens as Jay Gatsby? Did he receive ANY direction?? I felt like I was watching a junior college production of a classic play. I had high expectations for this production, but those expectations were dashed away 5 minutes into this mess. The department heads of Wardrobe, Make-up, Hair and Set Decoration should all have their union cards revoked. (It doesn't take a lot of effort to re-block a vintage hat or steam out a reproduction suit.) Why can't filmmakers, producers and networks strive for quality productions (even if they are shot in Canada)?


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