The Wolf of Wall Street, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler & Margot Robbie. Director, Martin Scorsese. Which this feature, the director was consistent & abrupt; as he is with all his films. Therefore; all the criticisms about it all, which include vulgarity, the amount of sex scenes & supposed insensitivity – are just ephemera in the scheme of things. I was fascinated by the characters throughout the film & didn’t have a difficult time sitting for three hours of insanity.
DiCaprio’s portrayal of the lead wasn’t over the top, as this is about someone who is a combination of a reckless Mr. Magoo & a ruthless highwayman. I believed in the character & didn’t, for one moment, question whether DiCaprio was acting & expressing. So, yes. He was good. It can be difficult being a character that is benign, without fault. It is easy to be a villain, but a stretch to be a natural rogue. He accomplished, being a walking time bomb, with aplomb.
The supporting talent was equally adept, with Hill leading the band as the very incarnation of a human pig. Chandler as Pursuing Justice & Robbie emoting as a callous parasite.
The movie was beautiful, cinema-wise, & was a respite from action films with cameras jerking back & forth. This is recommended viewing from my standpoint. An excellent walk down a path of no return.