The Wolf of Wall Street, which stars Leonardo Di Caprio depicting a stockbroker Jordan Bellfont, is a 2013 film based on a real life story of financial fraud, corruption and the obscene/excessive lifestyle that goes with being rich and irresponsible.
Whether or not the book is exactly representing of what happened real life to Jordan Bellfont is hard to say from our point of view, but most likely a lot of the scenes are embellished and changed so they make a better film.
I did find the film very enjoyable to watch but not because I was especially hooked, learning something, intrigued or enjoying the nuisances of the lifestyle being depicted onscreen, mostly it was just for the combination of acting and the ridiculousness of the whole plot and scenes, it’s very unique in that aspect.
Leonardo Di Caprio puts in another excellent performance that adds another brilliant film to his filmography, however he again didn’t win an Oscar for his performance. I know a lot of people keep talking about how he deserves an Oscar and gets snubbed. I really didn’t think he would get an Oscar for such a film, as it doesn’t fit into the type of film that actors usually get rewarded for, which is a very specific type of film which touches on an important topic and is almost educational in its being released and viewed, usually films about historical figures, touching real life stories rather than obscene ones. Nevertheless the film is exceptional in entertainment, which is essentially the core point of Hollywood these days, educationally the Internet is much better.
Jonah Hill is the supporting role for the film, and does an exceptional job also, I think the films brings him up a step and cements his career further, and shows that he is a top class actor, I really hope to see him in more films and keep on doing well.
Overall I’d recommend this film to most people that enjoy films for being enjoyable, but I think if are a serious film goer, who enjoys the art of film, you won’t find much to enjoy in the film even with it being directed by Martin Scorcese, as it’s mainly a roller coaster of ridiculous events. That’s not say there aren’t some good scenes in terms of how they are filmed, but more for the content of the script.