The Wolf Of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street is a Black American Comedy film based on biographical memoirs of Jordan Belfort. The film was released in December 2013. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures and it was a commercial success. The film grossed in more than three hundred and ninety million dollars on a budget of about a hundred million dollars. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese and was co-produced by Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and three others. The film scored a first for being completely digitally released.

The Theme of the Wolf of Wall Street

The film is basically a recount of Jordan Belfort’s career as a New York Stockbroker on Wall Street. The film illustrates how Jordan Belfort’s firm, Stratton Oakmont engaged in fraudulent activities and made him a fortune until the bubble burst upon FBI investigation into his activities. The film’s running time is three hours.

The Cast and Criticism of the Wolf of Wall Street

The film had a stellar cast which includes the star of the film L. DiCaprio, M. Robbie, J. Hill among many others. The film’s contents, explicit scenes and use of animals earned it controversial status. However, the film has received positive acclaim from most of its critics. The controversy surrounding the film arose from its shady moral depictions, drug and explicit sex scenes and use of profane language.

Most of the positive critical acclaim arose from Leonardo and Jonah Hill’s performances and Scorsese’s direction. The Wolf of Wall Street is the recipient of several nominations for awards which includes five nominations at the 86th Awards Ceremony of the Film Academy. Lead actor DiCaprio won the award of the best actor in the Motion Picture or Comedy category at the seventy first Golden Globe awards. The film has also been acclaimed by many other award ceremonies and guilds as well as the association of critics.

The Plot of the Wolf of Wall Street

As a fallout of Black Monday, Leonardo DiCaprio (Jordan Belfort) lost his job as a broker on Wall Street under the employment of Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey). Black Monday refers to Monday, the 19th of October 1987, when a global crash of stock markets resulted in the loss of colossal amounts of value in a very short space of time. Jordan Belfort secures a job with a brokerage company in Long Island. The brokerage firm deals in penny stocks. His aggressive way of dealing and the large commissions earned enables him to amass a small fortune. He collaborates with his apartment neighbour who was also his lover to establish their own company. Jordan Belfort and his lover employ his parents as their accountants and some of their friends to train them in the art of selling hard. An expòsé by Forbes magazine enables his firm to gain fame and attract many young and ambitious financiers to their company thus paving the way for the degenerate lifestyle which later culminated in his downfall.

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