|Midget tossing: Just another day on Wall Street|
|Blue balls have never been so hilarious|
However, despite this glowing review, there are some problems. Not serious ones mind you, but significant problems none-the-less. I said it before and I'll say it again; this is a 3 hour movie. Three hours of watching rich people do terrible things and loving it. And yes, I did say that this movie has every single scene be necessary to telling its plot, but it's a large plot with dozens of minor characters and spends time developing each of them. For example, a part of the movie has Jordan and his associates going to Switzerland to offload their money at a Swiss bank there because the FBI is starting to investigate them. Instead of just showing them in Switzerland, we see how Jordan prepares for the plane ride (pssst! He prepares by doing drugs!), then showing everyone getting on the plane, then a cutaway to the next morning where Donnie recaps what happened, then them driving to the bank, and finally starting the meeting with Swiss bankers, but has inner narration between both DiCaprio and the head banker. It's funny, but it was completely unnecessary in dragging out an already elongated movie. If a comedy goes on for too long, then even though the movie is a ton of fun to watch and is funny, that initial rush fades and what we're left with is watching people having a great time when we want the party to be over.
|Now this is my kind of marching band!|
Also, from a feminist perspective, this movie is mainly used to sexualize women pretty much all the time. There are countless whores, prostitutes, and sequences dedicated to how much sex the men can have with them, and the actual female lead, Jordan's wife Naomi, is mostly just a walking sex object. Hell, Jordan ditches his wife just to have sex with her when she appears completely naked in a doorway. I'm not saying this movie is sexist is misogynistic at all, because the whores and the objectification of women is used to enhance the mood and atmosphere that this movie is giving, but seeing a feminist perspective on this movie would be really damned interesting.
|Yes that is a naked women taped with money. Got a problem?|