The Great Gatsby Movie Review Essay

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The Great Gatsby is a 2013 film directed by Baz luhrmann adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name. The film is a periodic romantic drama set in 1922 New York. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby it also stars Toby Maguire, Carrey mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Elizabeth Debicki.
The film follows Nick Caraway played by Toby Maguire recounting the story in writing to his therapist treating him for alcoholism he retells his experience of 1922 New York he meets Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) known for extravagant parties. Nick comes to know that his cousin Daisy (Carrey Mulligan) and Jay were romantically involved before the war. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton) upper class man with old money who has affairs. Nick invites Daisy to dinner to reunite with Jay. Together again Daisy tells Tom of their relationship Jay almost using physical violence over Tom bringing up his poor past and his illegal selling of alcohol. Daisy and Jay drive off where they pass through a
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Tom looks down upon Jay for these reasons and deems him not worthy of his lifestyle or a girl like Daisy. After Jay’s death all the people who once used him for this party’s now judge him for his business and the false accusations of crime pinned on him.
The message of the great Gatsby is that the infamous “American dream” represented by the reoccurring green light for Jay is an illusion that can ruin one’s life and make them take extreme measures to achieve it but in the end it is always out of reach never to be held by one singular
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