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'Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)' Movie Review: Stupidity rules

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'Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)'


Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a twenty something up and coming stockbroker. His boss Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey) is showing him the ropes. "Drink and do drugs and you will do well on Wall Street" is Hanna's motto. Well life is going okay until the crash in October 1987 called Black Monday. So you get your pink slip and look for work.

Belfort finds a small penny stock organization and does well. He opens up his own little shop and calls it Stratton Oakmont Inc. He meets up with Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill) and they are off and running. They pull in about twenty of the stupidest people you will ever meet. Funny thing is Belfort trains them and they start to take off.

Now Belfort is doing well but he is being influenced by drugs and new women. He has a big party and flirts with Naomi Lapaglia (Margot Robbie) who takes his eye. His wife Teresa (Cristin Milioti) is cool with the flirting and will eventually catch Belfort in a limo doing coke off of Naomi's breast. Needless to say, divorce is on the way and Naomi moves in.

Belfort doesn't listen to anyone not even his father Max (Rob Reiner) who works for him. Money is coming in leaps and bounds and Belfort wants to launder some of it out of the country. So he heads to Switzerland and opens up an account under Naomi's Aunt Emma's(Joanna Lumley) name.

All is going well until FBI agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler) starts to investigate Belfort and then little by little Belfort's empire starts to crumble. The amount of drugs and the recklessness that is being pulled off, it's a wonder that it didn't fall sooner.

To say this is isn't an interesting movie would be telling a lie. This movie shows the good and bad of easy money. It shows just how some of us self implode and leave a trail of devastation behind.

Director Martin Scorsese has done it again and brings us another masterpiece. He is probably the best at what he does. This is a movie that if you haven't seen it you will want to. So take the time and see what can happen when stupidity rules. Enjoy.