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Anybody seen Gatsby yet?

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I liked it!

Joey8 Fri 16-Aug-13 17:26:33

ChewingOnLifesGristle - completely agree. I found the film very dissapointing!

Lotsofcoffee Wed 14-Aug-13 15:31:07

I saw it twice in the cinema. I know a lot of people found it quite boring and long but I loved it, especially as the book is one of my favourites. I though Baz did a great job capturing the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s and also the Daisy/Gatsby relationship. Leo was fantastic as always.

NomDePrune Sun 09-Jun-13 21:30:13

Really liked it, but then I do love everything Baz has done. Only thing is, halfway through I realised that Carey Mulligan as Daisy was EXACTLY like a young Samantha (SATC) -
looks and accent. Then I kept wondering if Kim Cattrall was going to appear at the end, as Daisy aged 50. But she didn't. Sequel?!

NomDePrune Sun 09-Jun-13 21:29:28

Really liked it, but then I do love everything Baz has done. Only thing is, halfway through I realised that Carey Mulligan as Daisy was EXACTLY like a young Samantha (SATC) -
looks and accent. Then I kept wondering if Kim Cattrall was going to appear at the end, as Daisy aged 50. But she didn't. Sequel?!

BaconAndAvocado Sun 09-Jun-13 20:25:26

Thought the film was highly disappointing, although the costumes, sets and music were all sensational and very Baz Luhrman!!

wintera Wed 05-Jun-13 13:27:11

Maybe I might like the film then as I thought the book was way overrated.

Amy106 Mon 03-Jun-13 00:04:05

I liked the film but I liked the book better. I was worried because of the bad reviews, but both dh and I enjoyed it. A fun night out.

boogiewoogie Sun 02-Jun-13 23:25:01

The Great Gatsby is definitely better as a book than a film. It's the way it's written that makes is just "so". I do remember reading the book a first and second time and thinking "is that it?" But it is much more than just a "sad story", there is a deep cautionary tale amongst the frivolity and vanity of the characters and setting.

The film does not capture the wonderful quotes from the book and to me, it interprets it in a different way, not always good. Overall it stuck closely to the plot but I found Baz Lurhman's direction of it too "Baz Lurhman" iyswim. Very camp, flamboyant and blingy.

I thought that Carey Mulligan portrayed Daisy very well, innocent but foolish and selfish. Toby Maguire was also very good as Nick Carraway, he seems to be very good at portraying naive but generally good and loyal type. I thought Leo Decaprio over acted at times especially when Gatsby was first introduced but I guess that was his intention? He and Toby had good chemistry as Nick and Gatsby respectively but I read that they're also good friends in real life which helps.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 29-May-13 00:29:02

Loved it, only complaint was the acting which I found generally on the crap side

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Wed 29-May-13 00:17:24

I actually liked it

Taken on it's own I found it really enjoyable and I thought Leo was great in it. I find that movies are never as good as books so I try to look at them and enjoy them separately otherwise I would be constantly disappointed

It was too long though, the end did seem to drag

I loved the music in it too

TheSecondComing Wed 29-May-13 00:07:55

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ChewingOnLifesGristle Wed 29-May-13 00:02:08

Ah hmmm...saw it and well this explains exactly and perfectly why I thought it way way off the mark.

Oh well..sad

PlentyOfFreeTime Fri 24-May-13 23:38:30

Saw it this evening. Very watchable. A lot of special effects which I expected from a BL directed film. Leo was excellent as Gatsby.
Overall it left me a bit cold.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Fri 24-May-13 14:25:49

I'm almost scared to see it, but I know I mustconfused.

I love the book and also the film version with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. I especially like the era and the music. When I knew there would be a new film I thought how fantastic it was that Leonardo DC would be Gatsby. All good....

Then oh dear... it's Baz Luhrmann and my heart sank. I know how much he's rated but I absolutely hated Moulin Rouge and was so disappointed in it.

I'm worried Gatsby will be ruined by him getting all over 'creative' and putting his own elephant sized stamp all over it with the wrong soundtrack. Some of the music I've heard to go with the film whilst sounding great in it's own right seems so wrong for Gatsby.

I'm prepared to eat my popcorn on this and hope I'm wrong.

SomeDizzyWhore1804 Sun 19-May-13 09:05:06

Saw it yesterday and really liked it- as did DH who isn't normally into that kind of thing. Very watchable and entertaining and Leonardo DiCaprio was excellent, as was Carey Mulligan (sp?) who I really liked as Daisy, she was vulnerable and sweet and a but dislikable all in equal measure. Also I never had any time for Leo as a heartthrob when he was younger but he has got seriously hot grin

superstarheartbreaker Sun 19-May-13 08:53:57

I kind of liked was a visual feat and very Baz Luhrman but it lacked an authenticity. Needed more Jazz and less silly references to modern rap music. I thought Leo made a wondreful Gatsby, Carrie was a great Daisy and nick Carraway was good. I think it was a bit cartoon-like but fun.

cleoowen Sat 18-May-13 20:06:52

I ended up loving it but took some getting used to. The way,it's filmed is strange and,so are some of the things that happened.

Sassy - dd1 did it for A level and loves the book, but hated the film.

Yes - the 22 mins deffo not needed.

LauraPalmerAtYerService Sat 18-May-13 20:01:37

Ummm... looked

LauraPalmerAtYerService Sat 18-May-13 20:00:41

I just looks up the length - it's 2 hrs and 22 mins! That's crazy long!!

cocolepew Sat 18-May-13 19:47:54

I'll ask my mate to go then. DH holds grudges if I take him to films he doesn't like grin.
I really want to see The Hangover 3 though blush

sassytheFIRST Sat 18-May-13 19:47:36

I'm going tomorrow - with a bunch of 18 year olds. My lovely a level lit class wanted me to watch it with them. I'm really flattered but I will feel like their mum sitting by them in the cinema!

Erm - maybe 2 hours?

LauraPalmerAtYerService Sat 18-May-13 19:46:33

How long is it, Remus?

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