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The Great Gatsby
Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan




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An aspiring writer falls under the spell of an aloof millionaire with designs for the young scribe's unhappily married cousin in director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's celebrated novel. It's the spring of 1922, and wide-eyed Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) has just moved to New York City in pursuit of the American Dream. Settling into a home next door to wealthy Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), Carraway grows increasingly fascinated by the elaborate parties held at his new neighbor's estate. Meanwhile, across the bay, Carraway's cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) flounders in her marriage to philandering aristocrat Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Inspired by the debauchery on display at Gatsby's wild parties and the lives of the wealthy elite, Carraway begins putting pen to paper as it gradually becomes clear that his cousin and the millionaire share a complicated romantic past that remains unresolved. Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and Elizabeth Debicki co-star.

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Overview

An aspiring writer falls under the spell of an aloof millionaire with designs for the young scribe's unhappily married cousin in director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's celebrated novel. It's the spring of 1922, and wide-eyed Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) has just moved to New York City in pursuit of the American Dream. Settling into a home next door to wealthy Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), Carraway grows increasingly fascinated by the elaborate parties held at his new neighbor's estate. Meanwhile, across the bay, Carraway's cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) flounders in her marriage to philandering aristocrat Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Inspired by the debauchery on display at Gatsby's wild parties and the lives of the wealthy elite, Carraway begins putting pen to paper as it gradually becomes clear that his cousin and the millionaire share a complicated romantic past that remains unresolved. Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and Elizabeth Debicki co-star.

Main Cast & Crew

Baz Luhrmann - Director
Leonardo DiCaprio
Carey Mulligan
Tobey Maguire
Joel Edgerton
Isla Fisher
Jason Clarke
Elizabeth Debicki
Amitabh Bachchan
Adelaide Clemens
Kate Mulvany

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Special Edition)
  • Run Time: 142
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929242511
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and brief language)
  • Release Date: August 2013

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Movies > Dramas

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Romance
Doomed Lovers
Parties

 

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Reviews:
"[T]he cast is first-rate...[and] importantly, the core thematic concerns pertaining to the American dream, self-reinvention and love lost, regained and lost again are tenaciously addressed." - 05/05/2013 Hollywood Reporter


"Every frame is sincere....Its style fascinates." - 05/08/2013 Chicago Sun-Times


"DiCaprio is smartly note-perfect....Joel Edgerton's virile turn as Daisy's bullish, unfaithful husband Tom also impresses..." - 05/15/2013 Total Film


"Everyone does look the part in this GATSBY, not least DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan....Catherine Martin once again stands out for her production and costume design." - 05/05/2013 Variety


"[DiCaprio] gave some needed sparkle and an old-school movie-star feel to the uber-wealthy and enigmatic Jay Gatsby..." - 04/20/2020 USA Today

 

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