Many of you have probably seen or heard about the movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ directed by Baz Luhrmann and with acotrs like Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. I’ve seen it, and it is so utterly amazing. First of all: I truly adore the story and the language in it, and would recommend anybody who has not read the original book by F. Scott Fitzgerald to do it right away! But apart from that, the actors did so well, even though I found some of them to be casted a bit wrong – like Tom Buchanan(Joel Edgerton)’s mistress Myrtle (Isla Fisher). When watching the movie, I really enjoyed the music as well as the amazing parties held at the house of mr. Gatsby in the movie. I felt swallowed up by the magic of the 20’s.
If you don’t know the story of ‘The Great Gatsby’ (shame on you!), here is a short sum up:
Nick Carraway arrives to New York in the 20s and lives next to a mysterious man called Gatsby, who is holding the most extraordinary and famous parties in New York. After not succeding as a writer, Nick tries to earn some money on the Wall Street. In his sparetime he reads and visits his cousing Daisy Buchanan and her enourmously rich husband Tom Buchanan. At their house Nick meets the golfplayer Jordan Baker, and starts a flirt with her. As the story develops Nick gets in deep in a difficult play against people, stories, lies and secrets.
Even though you don’t feel utterly in love with the book or the 20s (as I do), you need to watch this movie anyways. It’s close to perfect, and you feel swallowed up by the persons, the music and the surroundings in the movie. And there is a bit of eyecandy for both sex in it as well (read: Leonardo DiCaprio, Amitabh Bachchan, Elizabeth Debicki, Carey Mulligan).