Monday, August 5, 2013


This past weekend I saw The Great Gatsby at the $1.50 theater in Charlottesville. I felt as if it had so much potential and it just didn't quite live up to it.  The movie was somewhat familiar with a Moulin Rouge feel, and with good music I think it could have been as powerful.  The acting was decent. I love Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey McGuire was ok.  Michael's initial impression was that Nick's role should have been played by Ewan McGregor, although Tobey had grown on him by the end.  Carey Mulligan was lovely.  Still, I was disappointed with the movie after viewing such flashy previews.

 This quote in the movie made both Michael and I giggle:

“Thirty--the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby