Where do I even start?!!
Anyone have this as a required High School reading? I did!
"The Great Gatsby fills every second of its 142-minute running time with images designed to take your breath away, whether you’re marveling at the overhead shots of Manhattan circa 1922 or appreciating the old-fashioned movie star charisma of Leonardo DiCaprio in his prime. (You want him to wear a pink suit and drive a yellow car? OK, he’ll wear a pink suit and drive a yellow car, and he’ll own it.)" Except taken from here
The film was so beautiful! The colors so bold you couldn't tear your eyes off the screen! I was so impressed seeing this movie. It was like reading the book, but yet somehow, our modern world was even somewhat shown in the film (the snippets of current music that we listen to today where cleverly added in)
Did I mention that the same director who directed Romeo and Juliet also directed this film? He knows a good lead actor when he films one! Leonardo DiCaprio is amazing. Holy hotness. I never viewed him as "hot" until this movie. What a good looking man he's become!
I am considering copying Kristalinn and getting this sweatshirt she debuted on instagram last night!
There were only 2 things that bothered me about the film.
First, I felt like the first 20 minutes of the film were so quiet. Almost as if the volume in the theater weren't turned up all the way! Did anyone else notice this?
Second, I caught two audio screw ups in the film...
first, there was a scene of a saxophone player at one of the Gatsby parties and they cued the sound of a trumpet to it! I was like what the!?! Totally didn't like that.
Second, there were a few scenes of verbal talking that didn't align with what they were showing on screen. I noticed this when Leo and Toby were in the yellow car and you could hear/see Leo talking but his lips weren't moving. Someone in the editing department didn't do their job very well!
Aside from these two bloopers, I do highly recommend seeing this movie. And it is husband friendly :) don't feel like you are dragging your husband to a chick flick because it's so not one!
Speaking of the name Gatsby...
Did anyone's brain flash back to the movie 27 Dresses starring Katherine Heigl? Her boss in that movie, George, had a Bernese Mountain dog named Gatsby!!!
My husband brought up an interesting point. He said, clearly people have not changed over the years. The partying which was clearly depicted in the film, the fast cars, the lack of seriousness in taking marriage seriously....all of that is so much how our world is today.
The scene where Toby's character is outraged with no one showing up to Gatsby's funeral is very true with how insensitive people are. Everyone wants to be your friend when your the "it" thing in the world. And when you're not anymore, people make excuses, showing that they were never really your friend all along.
Good observation or what?
That's my husband for ya. :)
What did you all think?