The Great Gatsby

2013 • 142 minutes
1.58K reviews
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The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

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1.58K reviews
Chevonne Ramey
August 28, 2014
I hate this movie, my personal opinion but the characters in this movie are seriously flawed. From a guy obsessing over a girl that clearly doesn't have a mind of her own and a girl who is an indecisive people pleaser. Annoying. But the soundtrack was hot though.
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Chanele Roodt
May 18, 2016
Human nature cannot be bought or taught or changed. This is a beautiful piece of art that again shows this. I loved the use of modern music in this film. It gives you insight into what the decadence felt and sounded like. The colours and brightness of everything highlighting the over the top feeling of that time and place.
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Johané Badenhorst
June 3, 2019
It was a real tearjerker. It was so sad and amazing at the same time. To have died so lonely, waiting for his one and only true love, that had been blinded by an illusion. Beautiful!😢😪
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