An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await. Written by
The story is set in 1922, but Gatsby's yellow car is a 1929 Duesenberg Model J, Tom Buchanan's blue coupe is a 1933 Auburn 12-165 and almost all of the cars featured in the movie are incompatible for the time period. See more »
In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice. "Always try to see the best in people," he would say. As a consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgements. But even I have a limit.
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Jay Gatsby's flower symbol is shown throughout the credits with different letters in place of the 'JG'. The 3rd to last flower, preceding the music section, has 'JZ' in it (an homage to the film's soundtrack producer Jay-Z. The last flower has the movie's traditional 'JG' in it. See more »
Even with Dicaprio, this movie left me in a state of distaste
I had high expectations of this movie, with Leonardo Dicaprio playing Gatsby and the overall cast quite fitting for their roles.
After the first 5 minutes, however, i was left completely disappointed. Partying scenes were glamorous, yes, but the overall effect looked unauthentic. All right, I could put up with that, "for Dicaprio"-I told myself, but as soon as the music played, i knew that this was going to be one of the movies which i would fast-forward in 15 minutes or so.
HIp Hop, in a movie set in 1922, Beyonce, in a movie set in 1922.
Music blaring into my ears and preventing me from concentrating on the movie.
It was so bad, I had to register an account on IMDb, clicked on the review link for about 20 times because it kept asking me to confirm my email and finally writing down these words.
Really, it's best you don't watch it at all.
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