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The Great Gatsby

ages 16+ | 60 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Midwest native Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering husband, Tom (Joel Edgerton). Thus, Nick becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy and -- as he bears witness to their illusions and deceits -- pens a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy.


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Genre: Drama

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Producer: Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Barrie Osborne, Bruce Berman, Catherine Knapman

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Amitabh Bachchan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Carey Mulligan, Elizabeth Debicki

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Rated PG-13 Partying|Brief Language|Sexual Content|Smoking|Some Violent Images

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  • 3 of 10 Profanity

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  • (Female)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Good rental. Pretty slow moving for a Baz show. They could have cut out 30 min of the parting and still got the point across.

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  • (Male)

    ages 16+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Gatsby... He's intriguing, he's elegant, he's rich and has acquired some power in the community. It's fascinating to watch his character unravel and see his true nature. Having stated that, this is a movie I wouldn't care to see again. I think there are some powerful messages in the story that can really help the audience see that lavish living and excessive spending doesn't bring lasting happiness and can't buy sincere heartfelt relationships. By the end, it brings home the message that people should be more important than things. Ultimately, I think these lessons can be learned elsewhere and you don't have to sit through a long movie like this one to have the same conclusions. Parents should know that there is a sex scene where you don't see anything, but you surely hear a lot. Also, there is another sex scene where you see two people in bed but it's not very revealing. There are strong themes of adultery, partying, and deceit.

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    This film is fair to the book in bringing out the vanity described in its pages. That being said, it was very slow and felt long. I came out of it glad I watched it because I did enjoy the book , but at the same time feeling like there wasn't a lot of redeeming value to it other than the lesson that money and wealth can't buy happiness and love. Unless you really liked the book, you can probably pass on this one. Parent's beware: There is some profanity and you see a woman get hit by a car. There is also some fighting, some of which involves the use of firearms. Much of the film glamorizes lewd behaviors at parties and doing anything to get wealth, messages which may not be ideal for young kids.

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  • (Female)

    ages 16+ | Worth Your Time

    I was really excited to see this film for so many reasons. One, it is a classic. I read this book in high school - 16 years ago? I remember loving it and that it was an achingly beautiful story of unrequited love. Revisiting the story as an adult is a whole different experience! Like, was my head in the clouds back then? The decadence and shallowness make for such a depressing look at people - I LOVE IT! Two, the photography, art direction and CLOTHES! I loved the miss-en scene, sets and photography. It is a fun and beautiful. The costumes were breathtaking, leaving me wanting to take a trip to Tiffany to drop about 2 mill and live somewhere were I could get away with wearing it. Three, the sound track. I loved it and always appreciate the pairing of something old with something new. I bought it right away and have enjoyed its unusual compilations that bring up feelings of indulgence and great sadness. And, my fourth reason for wanting to see this film...Leo (she says in a Dr. Evil whisper). I am one of those. I could defend myself and say it is his talent, but it isn't only that. On that note, Carrie Mulligan was PERFECT. At first I thought she was too plain, but she wasn't. She was cute, flitty and just empty enough to be Daisy! Well done. (She is not personally empty - her Daisy was). So, with all of that said, I enjoyed seeing the film, but something left me wanting more...somewhat left un-dazzled. All the elements were there and on their own were fabulous. But when it was all mashed together, I just didn't feel that 100% feeling of umph. Maybe the editing was off, or the setting was not quite there. I hate to say that without being able to explain why. It is just a feeling. You either leave a theater feeling wowed - giddy with emotions, or you don't. I just didn't. I absolutely recommend seeing it because it is beautiful and entertaining. It just wasn't my favorite film ever.

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Baz Luhrman's style is problematic and distracting for a film goer, especially experienced film goers. A failure to hold his shot for long amounts of time kill most of the more quiet dialogue scenes a film like this requires. While definitely a superior version than the 1970's Redford filim. (The credits on that film are such a mood whiplash it's difficult to comprehend.) The film itself is exhausting on the eyes and down right boring. The sound design was perverted is the best way to put it. Music may be universal but in the world of the film it's a distraction.

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  • (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    If you are a fan of the classic novel, you will probably like this movie. Everything was perfect. Well casted, well acted, and brilliantly produced, this film brought the book to life through fidelity to the original story. The themes are deep, worth discussion, and merit thought from the viewer. Only one aspect of this adaptation bothered me, and that was the signature Baz Luhrmann anachronisms that totally miss an opportunity to showcase American 20s culture. Even a semi-accurate depiction of 20s music and partying would have been interesting and the overall ambience of the film would have been enhanced. There was an unnecessary part of the movie that made me uncomfortable where sexual sounds were heard from another room, and there was also a mild love-making scene that made me only slightly uncomfortable. Due to these scenes and the topics the story deals with like marital infidelity, partying, and alcoholism, I would not recommend this for kids under 15. I would absolutely recommend this for teens 16 and up and would recommend they read the book as well.

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  • (Male)

    ages 16+ |

    This movie was a fun movie to watch if you are into over the top entertainment. hahaha I would say it was purely for entertainment purposes that I watched this movie with my wife. There were moments where we laughed and moments where we were pulled into the story. Overall, I thought it was ok. Not a must see, but simply an ok movie to watch.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    I just did not like it.

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  • (Female)

    ages 16+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Very immoral story, including adultery, mistresses, drugs, etc.... on a side note - thought the soundtrack really detracted from the movie.

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  • clearplay.com

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    ...the real star, and the one that keeps commanding the most attention, is director Baz Luhrmann. His take on Gatsby is full of glitz, glamour, music, and fluff, a visual explosion that leaves little else once the smoke clears. It’s fun to look at, but you may have trouble feeling anything for the characters... See Full Review

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  • (Female)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Great Movie, would defiantly recommend any to watch this after reading the book as well.

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  • (Male) Entertainment Weekly

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    The best thing in the movie is Arterton's sultry, claw-baring turn, but mostly it's a rudderless riff on Let the Right One In... See Full Review

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Sounds good.

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  • ages 16+ | Worth Your Time

    I really enjoyed this movie. I'm especially glad that I read the book beforehand and got my bearings. There were obviously a few things from the box that I would have liked to see added to the movie but overall I thought it was very well done. The style is definitely Baz Luhrmann but he has done a really great job with this.

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  • (Female)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Beautifully done but sad

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  • (Female)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    The movie is pretty good. Leonardo DiCaprio and Joel Edgerton are the best actors in the film and the rest of the movie is okay. The worst is the music.

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  • (Male)

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    Thought that Gatsby was interesting and entertaining! Visually beautiful. The acting was spot on. Leonardo Dicaprio did great job portraying a very interesting, mysterious likable character that kept me entertained thought out the movie . I went into it having not read the book or knowing anything about it and really enjoyed my time.

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  • (Male)

    Mature 18+ |

    The Grate Gatsby- The Grate Movie!!!

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    I thought this was a wonderful film. It followed the book very closely. Luhrman is over the top when it comes to opulent scenes., but isn't that what Fitzgerald was trying to show in his book? I thought is was great except for some of the music. Too Modern. DiCaprio was on spot as Gatsby, and Edgerton was a great Tom Buchanan. I do not agree with the #D aspect and will probably see this a second time in 2D.

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  • Dove Foundation

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Gatsby is a tragic figure and the partying gives way to death and tragedy as the end approaches. The movie includes more than one violent death, with two of them being seen while one is off-screen except for the dead corpse afterward. The picture features strong language too and more than one married person having a sexual affair. For these reasons we are unable to award the movie our Dove Seal for family friendly viewing... See Full Review

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  • (Male) Catholic News Service

    Mature 18+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Despite its star power and a script by Francis Ford Coppola, Clayton's offering was widely regarded as pretty but listless. Though that's unlikely to be anyone's assessment of Luhrmann's film -- which is, if anything, overcharged and bursting at the seams -- there are other problems afoot... See Full Review

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  • (Male) Michael Medved Show

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The spectacular 3D adds to a hypnotic, dream like quality which definitely fits the material and DiCaprio brings the perfect combination of ache, aspiration and insanity to a very difficult part. There is also special affection for the language of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald which definitely works for a film that will split critics but probably get a more enthusiastic response from ordinary movie goers... See Full Review

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  • MovieGuide.org

    ages 16+ | Worth Your Time

    THE GREAT GATSBY is an extravagant cinematic vision of basic themes in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel. It tells a tragic and profound, but sordid, story of immorality, wishful thinking, carelessness, and material hedonism causing tragedy. The movie misses some of the novel’s nuances, but it captures its spirit... See Full Review

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  • ParentPreviews.com

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Anyone familiar with the novel knows this is a great American tragedy, one that illustrates how lust and greed can destroy lives. But unless you are willing to dig below the surface, you may mistake this near-century old tale as being yet another film about rich people having big parties... See Full Review

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  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    After at least five unsuccessful attempts to make this novel into a movie, it may be time to declare it unfilmable. There is no cinematic equivalent to Fitzgerald’s voice. This is not “The Great Gatsby.” It’s an often-visually pleasing kaleidoscopic music video with a 3D shower of shirts... See Full Review

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  • (Male) Movie Nation

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Jazzy, fizzy and often quite fun, Baz Luhrmann’s “Pretty Good Gatsby” takes F. Scott Fizgerald’s Great American Novel out for a sometimes dazzling, always irreverent spin... See Full Review

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  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Jazzy visuals drown out the subtlety of the classic American novel... See Full Review

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Okfor ages12+