The Wolf on Wall Street (2013) by Martin Scorsese
Success is an ambiguous term. People regard success in numerous ways, doing well in a job, making money, winning a game, or just being happy in general. Success is in the eye of the beholder. It is something that takes hard work and motivation.
The wolf on Wall Street is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort. A young man obsessed with being successful and making a name for himself. He learns the ropes of how to play the stock market, making millions and becoming a force to be reckoned with on Wall Street. However, all things that go up must come down. Blinded by his success he loses his family the only real thing he possessed, amongst his material things.
Scorsese brings another visual masterpiece, in this film as well as a star studded cast. It is a comedy as much as a drama. Although, the three hour adventure; is a bit too long for a feature length film. I think this film promotes the fast lifestyle of money, women, drugs and exclusive living. Nevertheless, it does raise the notions that this image isn’t all it seems to be, to maintain such a lifestyle is a blessing as much as it is a curse.