Three sentence movie reviews: The Great Gatsby
I have a love/hate thing going on with Baz Luhrmann* so I was interested to see where I fell with this one. The answer turned out to be right smack in the middle, mostly because the huge party scenes were fantastic and all I could ask for, but the quiet moments (of which are the last half of the movie) were kind of bor-ring. Also, I’m pretty sure we didn’t need a fully fleshed-out back story for Mr. Jay Gatsby.
Cost: $3.00 (the key to not buying all the delicious food and drink and thus bumping your tab to $15.00 is to bring with you only three one-dollar bills)
Where watched: Kennedy School
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2013/great_gatsby_ver15.html
*love Romeo + Juliet, HATE Moulin Rouge!
My eyes just wanted to eat this movie up. Like most Luhrmann movie it was visually stunning. Not sure where I stand on the Gatsby-ness of it…
I will never see this movie because I don't typically like Luhrmann movies – I loathe both Rome + Juliet & Moulin Rouge! I discovered recently, however, that he directed Strictly Ballroom. I did like that movie, but not enough to make a habit of Luhrmann movies.