It is the year of Leo – if he doesn’t get an Oscar this year he should just give up 🙂

Kidding – I love him and his two films year see him getting back to himself and not the serious, let’s be a tough guy cop as he has been doing of the recent past. First he gave us pretty boy billionaire Gatsby and now you can see Leo actually looking like he is having a shit load of fun again on film. AND – he is doing it with Scorsese directing, never would have thought it.

I may have actually cried with laughter in this trailer. OK – it has the funniest “I am done with this drink” shot I have ever seen, it has Leo with a pet monkey, midget tossing, girls strapped with cash, awesome cars, the boat Leo and I will be married on, a guy who makes nearly a million a week, Matthew McConaughey just being weird, Jonah Hill (he just is weird), wild parties, lots of cash spending, throwing cash and lobsters and FBI agents – I am unsure how this could not possibly be the best film of the year.


Leonardo DiCaprio in the first trailer for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - A SCORSESE FILM
Leonardo DiCaprio in the first trailer for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET – A SCORSESE FILM


Belfort was a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 1990s securities fraud case that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration. Joining DiCaprio in the film is Matthew McConaughey along with Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Jon Favreau, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, PJ Byrne and Kenneth Choi.

From what I have read about this film and book (I will soon be starting – it is 3rd on the list) the first act is all fun and games and being too rich it is silly but after this it is a VERY VERY dark film that is nothing like the trailer, so expect fun and games and then the shit to hit the fan 🙂

One tiny tiny interesting piece of trivia – the first Scorsese film to be shot in 2.35:1 (anamorphic/ cinemascope) since Bringing out the Dead. Thank the gods 🙂

Now – this has a US release of November 15th and I would say probably the 14th for Oz.