You may or may not have noticed (but I think you probably have) that there has been quite a bit of hype around a certain film. I’m talking about The Wolf of Wall Street of course. I’ve started working as an online journalist once again this week (at the same place where I did my internship), and I have seen countless articles about this new Leo-pic pop up online (of which I wrote two myself). Of course I had to know what all the fuss was about so I went to the cinema last week to see Leo do his thing (Leo has had a special place in my heart ever since I went to watch Titanic in the cinema as a little girl <3).
And did he do his thing! The Wolf of Wall Street is so full on that it made my heart beat as if I’d just had too many cups of coffee (which in my case is two). I felt like smoking a cigarette afterwards, just to wind down. The main man is Jordan Belfort (Leo, of course), stockbroker and fraud, who got incredibly rich by let’s say being very creative. While doing so he also found the time to entertain himself with a fair amount of ladies and to take all the drugs he could get his hands on, also encouraging his staff to do so.
Although the movie was obviously very funny, I missed a bit of a bitter side to it that would make you feel a little bad for laughing. I am sure some people think Mr. Belfort was the man, but I personally think he seems like a most horrible human specimen. There is a lot to be desired from his way of treating people, and more specifically women for example. I also find it so strange how money can become the main goal in life for some people. I guess I’m not thay money-focused seeing as I’m planning to spend all the little money I have on travelling, but I’m sure that afterwards I’ll have quite a few stories to tell as well (although maybe not as impressive as Mr. Belfort’s).