Friday, 14 February 2014

Thursday 13th February: The Wolf of Wall Street

Leonardo Di Caprio on drugs is not a rare sight to behold due to his recent movie choices, but The Wolf of Wall Street depicts Leo as cheating Wall Street stock broker with a much more than serious drug addiction and more money than he knows what to do with. 

Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street gives us an insight into the dangerous and criminal schemes of how to get rich quick. Jordan Belfont played outstandingly by Leonardo Di Caprio assembles a team to sell penny stocks which allow for 50% commission to rich businessmen by following his fail safe script that manipulates their mind and makes them believe that they actually wanted the stocks. Upon Jordan's refusal to cooperate in a large scale fraud case, the action heightens. Federal agents get involved, and he is forced to take desperate measures to keep his money safe.

But money does not come without consequence. Wall Street turned simple family man Jordan into a drug addict with prostitutes hanging off him at every turn. His old family were replaced by newer, younger models and what with the money and the drugs, his friends seemed to have turned into different people overnight; power hungry, lying backstabbers, after all, it is every man for himself in the savage world of Wall Street.

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