The Wolf of Wall Street (review)

 

Okay, so I am excited to say that I checked another movie off my movie list. The Wolf of Wall Street. This is not a new movie, it came out in 2013. Better late than never I guess. It was recommended to me by a friend and well worth the watch.

“I have been a rich man and a poor man.
I choose rich every fucking time.”

 

a1After doing some further research turns out it is a true story, based on the life of the main character Jordan Bellfort, who had also written a book with the same title. He is shown at the end of the movie, introducing DiCaprio to an audience of people as himself.

 

 

Jordan was played by Leonardo DiCaprio who is in my opinion a great actor. Starting with the Titanic in which he is most known for as well as Whats Eating Gilbert Grape, Catch Me If You Can, and Blood Diamond. All great movies as well.

This film also featured, Matthew McConaughey, being his wall street role model so to speak. Interesting enough seeing how it gave me a Two For the Money Feel. Which for those who don’t know is a 2005 film starring him and Al Pacino.

In the beginning of the movie while working for the L.F. Rothschild brokerage he speaks about the “crash of 29′.” This was a huge day in American history. Also known as Black Tuesday, (other than in your history book of course) you will see and hear it be referenced in many films and works of literature. This is what caused the Great Depression, which lasted 10 years and effected all of America. I thought it interesting that he mentioned that. He was working for this company before being laid off after the stock market took yet another hit. This one being named the “crash of 87,” also known as Black Monday. Although, it didn’t cause another Great Depression, Americas economy did take a hit and Bellfort was out of business.

 

“The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday (October 29),[1] the Great Crash, or the Stock Market Crash of 1929, began on October 24, 1929 (“Black Thursday”), and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its aftereffects.[2] The crash signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.[3]

Random thoughts:

  • the first firm he worked for was  for the Rothschilds in New York. Wherever there is money involved you are likely to hear this name. (correction BIG money involved)

 

  • Also, it states that only 1% of the world is rich. I thought it to be 10% before watching this movie. Interesting fact.( http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-1-percent-will-own-most-of-the-worlds-wealth-by-2016/ )

 

  • In the movie it stated that the Swish require 10 minutes of small talk before conducting business. I wonder if this, it true?

 

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