After The Weekends: The Great Gatsby Movie Review

Hey everyone! Another beautiful Monday morning in Montreal, and seeing as Valentine’s day was last Friday I sort of spent the V-day weekend in relaxation mode, and honestly it was one of the nicest weekends that I’ve had in awhile. On Saturday I curled up on the couch and finally got the chance to watch “The Great Gatsby” starring the hauntingly gorgeous Leonardo DiCaprio (one of my celebrity crushes)  and I really enjoyed it! It made me laugh, and it made me weep (though I was watching it with a friend and I was trying to hide the fact that by the end of it I was crying like a baby)

Actually it’s sort of funny because I actually listened to the entire movie soundtrack on Youtube months before actually watching the movie.

To sum up the plot line in briefing without completely giving it away,

The movie was released on May 10, 2013 and was directed and produced by Bahz Luhrmann. The story kicks off with the main character Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), a Graduate of Yale University and a WWI veteran, who is staying in a sanatorium in 1929 to treat his alcoholism. He talks about a man named Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), describing him as the most hopeful man that he had ever met. When he struggles to articulate his thoughts to his doctor, Walter Perkins (Jack Thompson), Walter suggests that Nick write it down, since writing is Nick’s true life’s passion.

In the summer of 1922, Nick moves from the U.S mid-west to New York, where he eventually takes a job as a bond salesman after giving up on writing. He rents a small (but very beautiful) house surrounded by trees and flowers on Long Island in the (fictional) village of West Egg. Nick finds out that he lives next door to the lavish mansion of Jay Gatsby (otherwise referred to as “Gatsby”) a very attractive and mysterious business magnate who holds extravagant parties at his mansion.

With Mr. Jay Gatsby, his cousin Daisy Buchanan living across the bay, and Daisy’s philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom, through them, Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich and their love, illusions and deceits and takes us on an ever-captivating journey into his life.

I love how in the movie they incorporated 20’s style pin-up ladies outfits with a modernized soundtrack. The cinematics were gorgeous and everything down from the way it was directed, to the cast, and the beautifully touching story… it was one of the better-produced movies that I’ve seen in awhile, and it’s one of those movies I know I can watch over and over again and never get tired of.

If you haven’t seen The Great Gatsby you should definitely watch it because it’s super rad! That caps off this weeks “After The Weekend” folks! I hope you enjoyed it.


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