The Great Gatsby

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Great Gatsby
A would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2013]
Edition: Rental ed..
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
1 videodisc (142 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jan 14, 2015
  • gage2010 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This film exceeded expectations.

Unlike the 1970s adaption, Baz Luhrman knows how to throw a grand party and make you feel connected to the characters. The castings fit the age and appearance of the characters and the visual and auditory aspects (very fast motion camera in car scenes, spectacular parties, and the insertion of modern music remixed with classical music) makes the audience feel like a part of the era. Also, Nick seems more sympathetic and reliable with their slight tweak to his character's development.

Additionally, Luhrman chose to incorporate all of the special symbolic details (such as Owl Eyes in the library, the pink suit, the "Can't Repeat the Past" quote, etc) that make the story so special. You probably won't like the ending, but hey, Luhrman loves tragedies.

Jan 09, 2015
  • jazpur rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I was dubious about watching this movie at all because F. Scott Fitzgerald's book is so special. I have been agreeably surprised by the cast, the sets and the interpretation. Baz Luhrmann has done a very good job.

Nov 13, 2014
  • NewYorkViews rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Contrived version and a disappointment, but not surprising. Decaprio is a great actor that never seems to have been placed in a good film, he is over-qualified for the films he stars in. This version of The Great Gatsby with Decaprio has mostly a horrible music score, and a casting that can act but that do not fit the parts, many of the females look like they wear hair pieces, and Daisy even though slim, is too fat and non-elegant looking for the part. Uuugh, how can any director mess a film up like this?

Sep 16, 2014
  • kendalliah rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Completely missed the mark, and the entire point of the book. Save yourself 3 hours and the headache from watching the weird and unneccesary CGI.

Sep 13, 2014
  • frishta rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great sets and good cast. I just never "got" Gatsby and never liked the story but movie was worth watching any way.

Sep 12, 2014
  • SandyBlank rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This was not a good remake. Decaprio couldn't pull it off. Redford still rules Gatsby. The other characters were much the same, not comparable to the original performances. I believe this was a flop. The scenery and costumes were excellent, just the performances were lacking.

Sep 09, 2014
  • jkovacs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this very much. Baz Lurhmann is a master at what he does, making the costumes and music almost as characters in the film. Beautifully done and captivating.

Jul 20, 2014
  • Palomino rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It did not work and I did not like it. All the characters were annoying and the lovers had no chemistry at all, horrible, and it wasn't trying in any way to be believable, everything was fake and stage-y (exactly like watching a musical, but it wasn't). Yet I did like it, it was very grand and stylish. I suspect this movie would be better watched while at a party, overtired, or under the influence of something.

Jun 05, 2014
  • sunshine944 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really don't think they were going for a remake of the old classic and for it to be scene as a classic. It's a modern take done in Hollywood with todays twist of music, art and portraying the story.

Jun 03, 2014
  • Kelly196 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

While there were other versions of this movie made, this one (2013) had an up beat pace to it. I found this release very enjoyable and entertaining.

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Oct 28, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Jordan Baker (of Gatsby): "He's an Oxford man." Tom Buchanan: "Like hell he is! He wears a goddamned pink suit!"

Oct 23, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Nick Carraway: Stocks reached record peaks, and Wall Street boomed a steady golden roar. The parties were bigger, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the models were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired. Making the liquor cheaper. Wall Street was luring the young and ambitious, and I was one of them.

Oct 23, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Here lies the center of the Gatsby's madness: Nick Carraway: You can't repeat the past.

Jay Gatsby: Can't repeat the past?

Nick Carraway: No...

Jay Gatsby: Why, of course you can... of course you can.


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Jan 04, 2014
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Oct 28, 2013
  • Wuzo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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