Never have I had so much fun at the movies. The Wolf of Wall Street seemed like it was going to be a very dramatic movie with nothing but talking, however I was shocked by the great amount of comedy that was added into the film. The movie follows Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) a stockbroker in New York who opens a new firm that runs on fraud and corruption. A movie about the stock market doesn’t seem like a movie that would be that entertaining, nonetheless funny. However, the brilliant Leonardo DiCaprio brings the audience into tears amidst the language, drugs, alcohol, and nudity that is in this movie.
A word of advice for anyone planning to see this movie with their parents: do not ignore the R-rated disclaimer. This is definitely a movie you should not see with your parents unless you feel that you’re comfortable enough around your parents to see a movie this inappropriate. Not only what you see on the screen is shocking, but the language that is used is not intended for children. This movie holds a record number of 506 uses of the “f” word in a mainstream non-documentary film. The “f” word was used so many times that hearing various cuss words seemed almost normal.
This was a great movie to watch on Christmas with the family, we had a lot of fun laughing until we almost cried. In class we were to write a comedic story about what happened over Christmas break…which may seem strange because nothing really funny ever happens during Christmas. And that got me thinking about The Wolf of Wall Street, nothing ever really funny ever happens in the stock market, but this movie found comedy in a very serious part of the world. Throughout all two weeks of Christmas vacation, there must to have been something funny or comedic that happened; comedy is found everywhere and can be created by anything.