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The Wolf of Wall Street follows the freefalling plight of Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio), an enigmatic, drug abusing, money hoarding, misogynistic yet loveable, stock broker who builds an empire for himself after the firm he gets his first job at goes bankrupt – on his first day. His team – who are, at the start, as equipped to sell stock as a postman is to run a medical practice during wartime – work their way up from the dregs of the working class to the high-flying and fast-paced world of the rich and famous. Through the teachings of Belfort, he and his team at Stratton Oakmont make a name for themselves on Wall Street; as a result of their ostentatious earning and spending of money, that are as far away from legality as it gets, they start to gain the attention of the FBI.
Wall Street is a topic that can evoke strong opinions from almost anyone. For decades news article upon news article have detailed the life of yet another stock broker who laundered money from one company or another – not to mention the mysterious world that surrounds these men and women that we see in films year after year. The Wolf of Wall Street takes every controversial suspicion of Wall Street – the obtuse drug use, the scandalous prostitution, the thievery – and shoots it all in the face with a bullet made of rolled up hundred dollar bills and a gun made of gold.
A film that is audaciously shocking to say the least, and satirically brilliant and blithely entertaining from start to finish, Scorsese’s black comedy has spun a scorching – nay, blistering – hot light on the world of stock brokering that is unlike anything brought to cinemas in the past thirty years. The Wolf of Wall Street, hitting cinemas nationwide from January 17th, will leave you speechless, shocked, astounded, and wanting to go straight back to the box office and purchase a ticket to the next available screening.
The Wolf of Wall Street will be in cinemas nationwide on 17th January 2014.
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