The Wolf of Wall Street is hands down the best Martin Scorsese film to date in my opinion. This isn’t the first time the dynamic duo of Scorsese and Leonardo DeCaprio have teamed up to make a dramatic thriller to say the least as we have seen the impeccable chemistry between the two artists in other instances such as The Departed, and Shutter Island. The Wolf of Wall Street is exactly what you would expect to see in a Martin Scorsese film where he takes the role of a lower-middle classed tough guy kid, in this case from the outskirts of New York, and turns him into the good made bad character chasing the life of a self made millionaire on the path of self destruction to ever last the fulfillment of the American dream.
Scorsese steals the show by telling a story that possesses countless amounts of energy to keep the crowd intrigued and on their toes accompanied by an all-star hilarious supporting cast who in my opinion gave their best performances to date. Not only does the film include Leonardo DiCaprio playing his usual role as a man who comes to achieve everything and struggle to stay above water but the cast also includes Jonah Hill, from the hilarious comedies SuperBad and 21 Jump Street, as Jordan Belfort’s drug buddy and most loyal business partner, and Matthew McConaughey as Jordan’s Wall Street mentor to teaching him the path of cocaine, hookers and boatloads of legally stolen money.
The films tells the story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort as he journeys his way to single handedly becoming the tyrant of Wall Street and everything that comes along with it. To start, Jordan builds a penny-stocks firm in Long Island, where he puts together a staff of expert con-artist salesman, who mainly only have previous experience in drug sales, from his old neighborhood of Queens where he makes his shoulder-slung, pastel sweater wearing best friend Donnie (Jonah Hill) the Vice President of his company. As “fugazi” sales rose, the firm made a name for itself as Stratton Oakmont, and if there’s anything the guys at Stratton Oakmont know how to do besides sell, it’s party. As the boys strive to outdo the other well-established Wall Street firms, they engaged in countless acts of office sexism where they would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each month on prostitutes, strippers, even