The Great Gatsby 2013

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The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin...

Starring:
Leonardo Dicaprio, Tobey Maguire
Runtime:
2 hours 22 minutes

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The Great Gatsby

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance
Director Baz Luhrmann
Starring Leonardo Dicaprio, Tobey Maguire
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By obiwan_9000 on 16 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Baz Luhrmann's use of popular music, rap and modern dance set in a period drama was very original in Moulin Rouge because it suited the bohemian story of Toulouse-Lautrec, who was a pioneer of the new and decadence at the same time. The art scene in Paris during the 1920s was experimenting in the unconventional. So to implant that style into a story about dangers of excess could work, but in The Great Gatsby it fails utterly because none of it felt real. The use of CGI is reminiscent of the Star Wars prequels. There was so much of it that it lost all resemblance to normality. This was a 1920s that no one would recognise. In the inability to believe what you see is real than any character development or sympathy went out of the window. It could make for a spectacular music video but for a feature film it lacked soul, depth or interest. Leonardo DiCaprio was the only saving grace. The narration by Tobey Maguire is awful and Carey Mulligan phoned it in.
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68 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 Jun 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Firstly, please do not let the title of the review fool you - Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" is not just a visually stunning production, it is a great piece of cinematography, wonderfully adapted script and first class acting by the leading cast as well as all the extras. Mr Luhrmann's is one maverick of director, who never shied from over the top productions, and together with great (truly fatastic!) acting by Leonardo DiCaprio and the amazing soundtrack recorded by the most famous names in the contemporary pop - this is a miracle recipe for the greatest Gatsby!

"The Great Gatsby" is visually striking, which is no more and no less that we've come to expect from a Baz Lurhmann's film. Lurhmann never held back from producing and directing stunning works of art. But, compared to his previous works (perhaps with the exception of Romeo + Juliet [DVD] [1996]), which were beautiful and entertaining, but somewhat lacking depth, "The Great Gatsby" has all the important components of a great film.

Lurhmann's attention to detail is admirable, the Scott Fitzgerald's book is read through the cinematography, the director is faithful to the writer's work. Baz Lurhmann is truly pushing the envelope in portraying the overblown madness of the twenties' glamorous living. You can feel the craziness, you experience the insanity, the hysterics, you are living for the day. But beyond its themes of wealth and craziness and obsessing on living for the moment, "The Great Gatsby" is a wonderful, beautiful and tragic love story. It's a twisted romance. It's an instant classic.

DiCaprio is amazing as Gatsby.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harriet on 9 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I adore this film. I saw it twice at the cinema and had to get it on blu-ray. The soundtrack is also amazing. It stays true to the books but the visuals are just amazing. The story is so well told, and even though it's a very long film you hardly notice because it sucks you in. You feel like you're right there, in the 20's singing and dancing. It's perfect. If you haven't seen it, watch it now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Jeavons on 4 Jun 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Beautiful cast members, beautiful sets, beautiful costumes, this film is wonderful - Leonardo is a genius and the support cast excellent - Recommend - 10/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vickimoo on 20 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Yet another success from Lhurmann. The sets, the music and of course Dicaprios ability to portray pretty much any character scored a 10/10 for me!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Johnny V on 23 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
More of a visual montage of expensive but poorly conceived pop videos. If you actually enjoy 'proper' films ie. films with a plot, a story, characters etc then give this a miss. Saying that, I only managed 40 minutes before switching off so maybe it got better as it went on.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
The Great Gatsby is the tale of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio - The Departed) a war veteran with a colourful and incredible past. With the high society in the Long-island towns West Egg & East Egg, Gatsby throws parties of the highest-order impressing all of the locals with his Gothic mansion, art-deco interior and lavish spending on entertainment. But as Gatsby leans on newcomer writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire - Spider-Man) and confides in him, it becomes clear to Nick that not even all the money & respect in the world can satiate Gatsby as he hungers after married Daisy (Carey Mulligan - Drive) - will Gatsby get what he wants and at what cost?

The Great Gatsby is a grandiose affair, the styling of the 1920's lifted straight from the pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the same name. Resultantly, we have huge set pieces of the lavish parties and splendiferous surrounds of the Gatsby residence. What follows is more a monologue of Nick Carraway lamenting Gatsby's indifference to anything but Daisy, almost as if his world exists only to please her and the extent that he will go to have her. Ultimately, TGG is a fantastically well filmed affair, credit to Baz Luhrman (director of other grand show-pieces such as Moulin Rouge) lasting just over 140 mins.
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