The Great Gatsby in 100 Words

When Nick Garraway moves to the fictional West Egg and befriends the elusive millionaire Jay Gatsby, little does he know the impact it will have on him.

Baz Luhrmann’s visuals, mixed with a thumping Jay-Z soundtrack, gorgeously convey the 1920’s decadence and splendour, which is bolstered by the most charming and damaged central performance (plus smile) from an actor since The Artist’s Jean Dujardin.

DiCaprio’s quixotic attempts to live in the past show us the darkness hidden behind the whiskey, fast cars, and jazz. Dishonesty abounds as façades crash and dreams are dashed in an entertainingly strong but long adaptation.

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