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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:40 AM Edited by Indi, 17 July 2013 - 01:43 AM.

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Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.




Release Date: November 2013, 2014 for other regions.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:32 AM Edited by NYC PATROL, 17 July 2013 - 04:42 AM.

Does look pretty interesting. It's got an Ocean's Eleven type feel. Funny and
serious at times. Though probably will end up being more serious.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

Seen this film last night.  It's very enjoyable. I'm not going to write a review but all I'll say is it's highly recommended. It's done almost in the style of Goodfellas over a number of years, narrated by the protagonist and his rise to defrauding people on Wall St and earning millions. It's also got laugh out loud moments, just like Goodfellas but the tone would be drama doused in hilarious moments - my type of film.  

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:46 PM

Loved the film, very enjoyable. These con films have a special feeling which i cant describe. Its like the tension is high but then again there is none, because mostly the protagonist knows what he is doing, biut the viewer doesnt. Anyway, very well done.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:53 PM

This film was so f*cking good it sucked.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:36 PM

I can recommend watching this one.

 

Some nice naked women to be seen in it as well.

 

Only downside is that it is a little bit like Boiler Room, i personally hate these types of people, salesmen.

 

But i would definitely say 7+.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:16 PM Edited by Brobinski, 15 January 2014 - 04:16 PM.

Seen this film last night.  It's very enjoyable. I'm not going to write a review but all I'll say is it's highly recommended. It's done almost in the style of Goodfellas over a number of years, narrated by the protagonist and his rise to defrauding people on Wall St and earning millions. It's also got laugh out loud moments, just like Goodfellas but the tone would be drama doused in hilarious moments - my type of film.  

 

The structure is almost identical to Goodfellas, down to the monologuing voiceover and time jumps from the

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. It brought me out of the film a little when I clocked how similar it was, but it was nowhere near enough to make me think less of the film. Everything else is so different and fresh that I still really enjoyed it, even if it did feel a little familiar.

 

Only downside is that it is a little bit like Boiler Room, i personally hate these types of people, salesmen.

 

You're not meant to like Belfort. He's charismatic, funny and confident, but that doesn't mean he's not a complete asshole. Personally, I can empathise with him though. If I had that sort of talent and it lead to that sort of money I'd probably much the same. As much as I'd like to be able to say it'd all go into a savings account and would be all legally earned, obscene amounts of money, drugs and hookers sounds way too tempting. I imagine once you're in a world with essentially unlimited money you don't really live in the real world for that time and real morals don't really apply.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

You raise an interesting point there, Rob--think of how much money influences our decisions and even character when we're not in possession of much of it.

 

 

Anyway, I saw Super last weekend on your recommendation and thorough enjoyed it (well, the Jesus references didn't sit well with me, but the "absolute" style of justice employed by Frank was straight out of the Torah, so it balances out :D ), so I'll give this a watch soon. Not sure if I should read the book first.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 02:52 PM

I watched this film last night and I thought it was excellent. Although it was very long, I can't remember the last time I sat through a film that long and at no point thought 'this is dragging on a bit'. Certainly could have been cut down but still excellently done and DiCaprio was fantastic. He and Jonah Hill had surprisingly good chemistry.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:17 PM

How was this compared to the original Wall Street with Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen? 


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:19 PM Edited by elanman, 18 January 2014 - 09:23 PM.

I watched this film last night and I thought it was excellent. Although it was very long, I can't remember the last time I sat through a film that long and at no point thought 'this is dragging on a bit'. Certainly could have been cut down but still excellently done and DiCaprio was fantastic. He and Jonah Hill had surprisingly good chemistry.

 

I saw this last night too. I'd been on the coffee and energy drinks and couldn't sleep, so looked for a stream at around midnight. The film really didn't disappoint. Sure, it could've been shorter but its length didn't make it less engaging. I thought some of the scenes were far-fetched and a bit unrealistic, but the film is allegedly very faithful to Belfort's own memoirs:

 

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I like how the film didn't shy away from the darker elements of his life as this made it seem a lot more believable (many biopics avoid the darker aspects of the person who's being portrayed--A Beautiful Mind is a scathing example of this, no matter how good it was). Overall, it was both engrossing and interesting to watch. Oh, and the women in the film are gorgeous.

 

Rob brought up an excellent point earlier about how money can influence a person. If I were in Belfort's position I like to think that I'd avoid the illegality and stick with my first wife (Cristin Milioti is well fit and), but who can honestly speak with certainty of what they'd do with that much money at their disposal?


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:26 PM

How was this compared to the original Wall Street with Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen? 

Charlie Sheen? It was Shia LeBouf.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:33 PM

 

How was this compared to the original Wall Street with Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen? 

Charlie Sheen? It was Shia LeBouf.

 

 

I hope you're kidding.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:44 PM Edited by Vormek, 27 January 2014 - 11:21 PM.

Why do people in this thread say it could have been shorter? What? Am I the only one who didn't want the movie to end? The first cut of the film was 4 hours and I would actually pay 100 dollars to see that cut. Hopefully Scorsese releases a Director's Cut with 20 - 30 minutes of additional footage but Scorsese rarely releases Director's Cut so I'm not counting on it. Heck, even 10 extra deleted scenes footage would do it for me.

 

 

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:18 AM

Thought it was an amazing film.

The things I liked most about it was that it was based on a true story, of course it would have been over exaggerated in parts but a lot of people who helped on the film were people who had worked for the guy.

Another reason is that the film to this very day is relevant. I know people who work exactly the same as they did in that office, I also know someone who lost a lot of money to them last year. It still happens. 

 

Some of the things that they did must have happened because you just cannot make that sh*t up, it was incredible.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:44 PM

 

Another reason is that the film to this very day is relevant. I know people who work exactly the same as they did in that office, I also know someone who lost a lot of money to them last year. It still happens. 

This, I have friends who have gone into high pressure sales roles and this sort of thing still happens. Maybe not so much blatant whoring with company hookers and what not. But the drugs, the office parties. I have an interview with an Energy recruitment firm coming up, Spencer Ogden, which styles itself as a 'Work Hard, Play Hard' sort of office...

 

Basically, male dominated, testosterone fuelled, competitive working environments tend to produce this sort of atmosphere. 


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:52 PM

A bit too long for my tastes, but I still enjoyed every second of it. That type of nudity usually bothers me, but it fit so well with the film that it actually really worked. Of course, I could've gone without seeing Jonah Hill's penis. Looks like the guy gained most of his weight back, unfortunately.

 

I'm amazed at how young Leo looked in this film, too. He was spot on in just about every scene, and the drug trip? Jesus. I couldn't help but laugh, but, damn, give this guy an Oscar already. I mean, it's amazing how the movie would glorify drugs one minute, but the overall degradation of the protagonist's life throughout the plot was a constant reminder of this type of lifestyle's consequences. The whole plot really had this tug-of-war feel, where, in one minute, you're rooting for these geniuses, and the next, you're remembering what corrupt assholes they are. It kind of leaves you pissed off yet satisfied in the end, and overall, I was really impressed. 


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:41 PM

Damn, when do you see Jonah Hill's dick? I really don't remember that.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:21 PM

You see it when he's jerking off to Naomi but it was a prop.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

Absolutely loved this film.
Typical Scorsese, stylish , gripping and laugh out loud funny.
Dicaprio was good, but Hill stole the show for me.
My only problem is that justice was not really served, although that is probably the point that Scorsese is trying to make and is one of the reasons he took on the story.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:45 PM Edited by Kippers, 02 February 2014 - 07:47 PM.

The film was such a roller coaster ride that the time just flew past me. I honestly didn't know what to expect of the events that transpired outside of the Wall Street building, but it went in some incredible directions. A thrilling 3 and a bit hours. I started out a little jealous that Jordan managed to find his talent and abuse to to get himself into the kind of position we all dream about in life seemingly so easily, but he does some pretty inexcusable things by the end. So stylish and genuinely laugh out loud funny throughout.

 

Leo was pretty mesmerising. I'd happily see him walk away with the top award this season. The Country Club high, and the resulting events after the payphone convo, has to be my highlight. I can't think of a funnier more unexpected series of scenes in Leo's filmography. It also helped breath a new lease of life into the film around that point.

 

Jonah Hill too has surprised me. Weird to think it's the same dick joke actor from Superbad.

 

And boobs. Lots of very nice boobs to look at. Highly enjoyed.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

You're not meant to like Belfort. 

Oh bullsh*t. You're meant to look at him and go "oh my god, the slicked back hair, I want to be him, I'm going to study finance right now!" This is just another attempt to cash in on confused, lost young millennial men who see a kind of old fashioned male power in the Gordon Gekko archetype. Think: Stefche. 


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:52 PM

Such a great movie. Leonardo DiCaprio did an amazing job. Infact everyone in the movie did. Usually when you have such strong performances, its easier to pick out the weaker ones around it. Other than Jordan's first wife (though i'm not exactly saying she was bad), there was really no one whom I felt underperformed.

 

Oh bullsh*t. You're meant to look at him and go "oh my god, the slicked back hair, I want to be him, I'm going to study finance right now!"

 

Gotta agree with this. I work in Sales & Marketing and it made me start concerntrating more on the sales side. Not quite as aggressive and bullsh*t fueled, but that general confidence and air of invincibility.

 

It also inspired me to put a new car in my garage and wear a suit in GTAO lol.

 

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:16 AM Edited by Melchior, 08 February 2014 - 01:19 AM.

Just know that in real life, stock brokers are quiet, miserable human beings who've never had an original thought or been satisfied with their lives since they were children- they certainly don't storm around all badass and sexy; they slink around in the shadows trying to avoid the real world and reading Atlas Shrugged ten times a week to help realign their moral compass. Quite unfortunate that scumbags like the ones that made this abortion of a film cash in on peoples' yearning to be powerful by selling them a lifestyle which is really just decades of paper pushing and snorting coke to work up the courage to tell others about your depression and confront your wife about her affair.   

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:00 PM

Just know that in real life, stock brokers are quiet, miserable human beings who've never had an original thought or been satisfied with their lives since they were children- they certainly don't storm around all badass and sexy; they slink around in the shadows trying to avoid the real world and reading Atlas Shrugged ten times a week to help realign their moral compass. Quite unfortunate that scumbags like the ones that made this abortion of a film cash in on peoples' yearning to be powerful by selling them a lifestyle which is really just decades of paper pushing and snorting coke to work up the courage to tell others about your depression and confront your wife about her affair.   

What did you think of the film?

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:13 AM

Seems like Melchior watched a bit too much of American Psycho.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:15 AM

Seems like Melchior watched a bit too much of American Psycho.

It doesn't seem like that at all.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 07:20 AM

Does to me.. I've had a few trips to NY in my time and met Brokers and other rich f*cks that deal with stocks and what not.. and not one that I've met have any resemblance to what Melchior implies.

 

Anyways, being that this film stars DiCaprish*t and Jonah Hill, I'll steer clear of it. Not to mention, just a preview alone was enough for me not to seem interested in it. Scorsese must be desperate at this point.. or needing to make a nest egg for his retirement.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:22 AM

There are hundreds of films where the hero is actually a scum bag that has ripped people off, stole or murdered.

Why is this film any different to loads of previous hollywood films?

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 08:24 AM

We need a Bernie Madoff film..





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