The Great Gatsby is set in the early 1920’s and follows the story of Nick Carraway as he returns to New York City chasing his own Big American Dream. In his tiny little cottage located right next door to the mysterious, wild and inconceivably rich Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin Daisy, he is drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy upper class citizens. Nick essentially bears witness to a world filled with impossible dreams, incorruptible love and heart breaking tragedy.
Having never read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the movie was essentially entirely new to me. I had no thoughts on what to expect other than the expectations set by the movie trailer itself – which depicts high octane energy fueled parties, and an apparent love story which isn’t clearly defined. Needless to say – this was a movie I really enjoyed. The fast paced action, the effects, the symbolism, and the way the directors have successfully married an era of flapper music and dancing with modern day music mixes and collaboration captured my imagination.
This movie is going to make it to my must have DVD list.
A fashionable 9.5/10
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