Leonardo DiCaprio is our main guy Jordan, coming from a very earnest start his only ambition in life is to get rich, he learns from Mark Hanna all the tricks of the trade, which are basically get high, screw the customers and ‘jerk off’ a lot, he describes these tips as not tips but a prescription. He quickly becomes Hanna’s prodigy but for all of about five minutes as the company goes bust when stocks plummet in the 1978 crash. So Belfort tries his luck elsewhere, he uses his new found skills and becomes the best earner in the dive he’s discovered gaining 50% of whatever shares he sells.
We then meet Jonah Hills character Donnie Azoff, who is Belfonts incest neighbour being married to his own cousin, and Donnie quickly becomes Belfonts best friend and partner in crime – literally. This leads to them two making their own company, selling penny shares and luring rich people in as victims. Many laws are broken, drugs taken, girls… well you know. Everything begins to spiral out of control and Belfont divorces his beautiful wife, and upgrades to Naomi, his number one bit on the side soon becomes his new wife. They build a family together in their mansion and enjoy the perks of being loaded, whilst it lasts.
There is a tonne more to the story and what happens but I’ve given you the basic overview without ruining it for anyone who hasn't seen it! The cast of this movie is A list with the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Rob Reiner, Margot Robbie and so many more recognisable faces! I can’t believe Leo is 40 this year and has been acting for more than half his life with so many amazing movies under his belt, but it was this film that got him finally nominated for best actor, and not just one nomination, but three! It’s about time, don’t you think?! If you've seen this film, you’ll agree he deserve to win at least one of them. I would say Jonah Hills support was pretty flawless too!
This films breaks so many rules, pushes its limits to the max and is full of non stop drama, though be aware that the length of it isn't for the faint hearted as it is nearly three hours long! The emotional roller-coaster that is ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ brings you up and down, it is a tough one though because you follow the journey with Jordan, you see all of the terrible things that occur but you can’t not like him, well you at least are a little torn by him, he tries to repent and change but karma's a