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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3.8 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 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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15 of 18 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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69 of 84 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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By Graham on 27 Oct 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Told in flashback, Nick Carraway played by Tobey Maguire, tells the story of his neighbour, multi millionaire Jay Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Mysterious, party throwing Gatsby, invites Nick to one of his parties, having an ulterior motive, which is unknown to Nick until later. Nick later finds out that Gatsby, wants him to set up a meeting with his cousin, who lives across the bay, but is already married, but already knows Gatsby from five years previously.

This film is visually stunning, having many scenes which stand out. The film may not be perfect, but the party sets, and visual look of the film overall, is worth at least one viewing.

This blu ray transfer is in the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and the image is pin sharp, with vibrant colours. The sound is 5.1.

Although I thought this film was only ok I have seen worse films. This may have limited appeal.
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Format: DVD
It's many years since I read the book so I have forgotten a lot of it and can't fairly comment on how true to the book this film is. However I loved the film. It's incredibly stylish but that's not why I loved it and it's certainly not style over substance as some people have said. I found it very thought provoking and totally engrossing. Leonardo di caprio has never been a favourite of mine, but here he portrays a multi faceted character brilliantly. We see his success and apparent confidence first, then his naivety, neuroticism, madness and hopefullness equally. The narrator's admiration of Gatsby comes across convincingly too. I'm also not one to care much about the music in a film generally, so the chiice of modern songs didn't bother me. In fact I quite liked the use of Will I am's 'bang bang'. I thinj some reviewers are outting too much importance on the music.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Astute Listener on 6 May 2014
Format: DVD
This version is vacuous, relying on exaggerated visual effects. It's all too much- yuk. The characters are overdrawn, the dialogue pushed into the background. Watch the MUCH better version with Robert Redford instead!
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