By Sophia Whitfield
Director Martin Scorsese has pushed the boundaries in his rendition of the outrageous true story of Jordan Belfort’s meteoric rise to wealth and infamy.
Based on Belfort’s memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street is set in the early 90s when Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) set up on his own as a stockbroker selling penny stocks. He defrauded millions, but made himself a fortune in the process. Banding together with a group of close knit friends including his right hand man Donnie Azzoff (Jonah Hill), none of whom exhibit overt intelligence, Belfort sets to work teaching them all how to sell. He writes scripts which each of them diligently recites over the phone to their clients and soon they are raking in the money, employing more staff and moving into bigger offices.
At the age of 26 Jordan Belfort had made 49 million dollars. He spends his hard earned cash on fast cars, women and drugs and lots of it. Belfort’s life escalates out of control. He buys a yacht previously owned by Coco Chanel complete with helicopter pad, but in the process attracts the attention of the FBI which charts his fall from grace.
DiCaprio plays the suave Belfort with the perfect measure of insanity. It is during the comic scenes that DiCaprio really shines. With Oscar nominations just in it seems The Wolf of Wall Street is a favourite. DiCaprio has been nominated for Best Actor, Jonah Hill for Best Supporting Actor, Martin Scorsese for Best Director and the film for Best Picture. Let’s see what the film bring home.
The Wolf of Wall Street is released in cinemas across Australia today.
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