#1 Edited by OperationPrometheus (78 posts) -

So I posted this over on another site but wanted as many opinions as possible.

So, I was curious as to the masses reaction to the new Scorsese film. Its been getting a lot of heat and press lately on just how hard of an R rating it is, and some screenwriters went as far as calling Scorsese out himself on making a film like this. I went today and came out of the theater not really sure of my thoughts. But the more I thought today, the more and more it's starting to grow on me. It was funny, edgy, Dicaprio gave a stellar performance, and I loved the story and thought it was fascinating seeing as it is a true story.

I was surprised to see so many people leave the theater though. The showing was sold out, I'd say the theater sat close to 200 people, and by the time the movie was over at least half of the theater maybe more had left. My friends family that went had his mother and sister end up leaving and on their way out she said that there was a line of people demanding their money back.

Now I live in the South, and to me I see this being the majority of the reaction below the Mason-Dixon line but above it and out West where people aren't quite as conservative I can see it being received a little better.

So what was your all's opinions? I personally rather enjoyed it and the vulgarity does not bother me one bit. Leave your thoughts below. I'm really interested.

#2 Edited by Brendan (7509 posts) -

"To all the good people in the Midwest, sorry we said fuck so much."

#3 Edited by RecSpec (3678 posts) -

DiCaprio was great, but I don't think it needed to be three hours long. Seems like the people who walked out were expecting another Gatsby. Also, not the most feel-good movie to take the family to for Christmas, unless your family is rich. Disgustingly rich.

#4 Edited by OperationPrometheus (78 posts) -

@recspec said:

DiCaprio was great, but I don't think it needed to be three hours long. Seems like the people who walked out were expecting another Gatsby.

I think cutting 30 min off the run time would have helped it out a lot. A lot of excess in there that wasn't needed. And the people walking out were walking out because of all the nudity and sex in it. That stuff does not bother nor effect me but, idk, down south that is like a huge no-no. Everyone is really sensitive.

#5 Edited by ThunderSlash (1364 posts) -

I thought that this was gonna be a photoshop thread involving Alex.

#6 Posted by TurboMan (6937 posts) -

One montage scene too few. Three hours is very demanding, and if your script doesn't support it then more work needed to be done chopping up the movie.

Also, the story really suffers from not giving us anybody to root for. DiCaprio's character is technically the protagonist, but he never really started out all too good of a person so his descent into becoming a more horrible person didn't really effect me at all.

DiCaprio is great in this, though (and so is Jonah Hill). I wasn't expecting it to be as funny as it really was. But the plot didn't grab me. Didn't find the nudity jarring or anything like that.

#7 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4968 posts) -

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Oh Scorsese, you devil you. You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.

#8 Posted by Strife777 (1428 posts) -

I was pretty surprised when I saw it was 16+ (Quebec ratings) today. I'm probably going to watch it if/when the theatre I usually go to puts it up in english (It's only in french right now.)

#9 Posted by OperationPrometheus (78 posts) -

@turboman said:

One montage scene too few. Three hours is very demanding, and if your script doesn't support it then more work needed to be done chopping up the movie.

Also, the story really suffers from not giving us anybody to root for. DiCaprio's character is technically the protagonist, but he never really started out all too good of a person so his descent into becoming a more horrible person didn't really effect me at all.

DiCaprio is great in this, though (and so is Jonah Hill). I wasn't expecting it to be as funny as it really was. But the plot didn't grab me. Didn't find the nudity jarring or anything like that.

Yes, Dicaprio was a force in this film. It really is such a shame that this will most likely be his 4th Oscar nomination and still no wins. It's my favorite performance of the year with Tom Hanks and Christian Bale close behind. Unfortunately, even though I have no seen it, I know 12 Years A Slave lead actor (sorry I can't spell his name) will win for reasons more than just acting ability (although I did hear he was great). Dicaprio has my vote for Best Actor.

It really was a great film, and the nudity/sex/drug abuse didn't bother me either. I just know that it has bothered a lot of people down south.

#10 Edited by joshwent (1775 posts) -

Having worked in a cinema, I know that particular frustration/joy of telling people, "No, you can't have your money back because you were bored/disgusted/unhappy in general with a movie." That's the great thing about art, sometimes it pushes you places you didn't want to go.

#11 Posted by Hunter5024 (5163 posts) -

There were these old ladies at my work today talking about how gross this movie was. So that was pretty funny.

#12 Edited by Yummylee (20541 posts) -

The main character squats fully naked and gives himself an enema with a candle.

I, um...

This is basically starting to sound like the real American Psycho 2.

#13 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (4421 posts) -

I think anyone who went into the theater should've known what they were getting themselves into with the name Scorsese attached to it. I haven't seen it yet, but I'm real interested to. I still have a backlog of movies I've yet to see this year and even a few from last year.

#14 Edited by liquidsnakegfer9 (43 posts) -

I'll never forget some of the shit in that movie like the cerebral palsy stage, every scence with jonah hill, that random plane crash, and BENIHANAS! BENI-FUCKING-HANAS!

I thought it was hilarious though, it felt sort of like goodfellas mixed with a quentin tarantino movie and a lot cocaine thrown in just for good measure. A couple of old folks left (conveniently right before the gay orgy scene) . but the rest stayed. Im amazed that Scorcese still can make a movie that insane even in his old age.

#15 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4279 posts) -

Unsubtle thread hijack: If I watch this movie will I ever be able to forget that it's DiCaprio in the lead?

I run into that problem in all of his movies. Takes me right out of the picture when I'm looking at Mister King of the World.

#16 Posted by Kyelb22 (295 posts) -

It was not at all what I was expecting going into it, and it probably wasn't the best movie to convince my family go to see as our Christmas movie (especially when my mom REALLY hates the word "fuck"), put I loved pretty much everything about it. DiCaprio has become one of my favorite actors in the last few years, and his performance in this movie is one of his best, by far (man, that entire cerebral palsy scene; So good). I haven't seen a movie that was as relentlessly hilarious and entertaining as this one all year.

#17 Posted by L1GHTN1N (399 posts) -

I really enjoyed it. I'm not a big movie guy (Think this is my 4th or 5th this year?) and went in knowing nothing about it except it was apparently a hard R rating (couldn't figure out why until it started) and it had some humor in it. It's the first movie of that length that I wasn't checking my phone half way through to see what time it was. DiCaprio was fantastic in it, Jonah Hill was solid, and I had a smile on my face throughout most of it. Not a bad way to end the year.

#18 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5750 posts) -

The debauchery got kind of tiring after three hours, but it was still an excellent film.

Felt really awkward watching it with my dad though. There were some fine ass titties in that movie and I was unable to fully enjoy them.

#19 Posted by jerseyscum (852 posts) -

@yummylee: I recently picked up the audiobook. These assholes make Patrick Bateman's friends look like the Boy Scouts. The protagonist nearly crashes his personal helicopter into his front lawn after doing small handfuls of ludes and cocaine.

I'm totally seeing this, but I've got a feeling Jordan Belfort is going to become some kind of twisted antihero on Wall Street. That alone makes me want to puke blood.

#21 Edited by Dross (286 posts) -

My reaction to the first few minutes: "Is Leo blowing coke into that girl's ass?"

Yeah, I fucking loved it. Leo's best performance by far, Jonah Hill is amazing, and Scorsese knocks it out of the park. I love how it's all fun and games for 2 hours and then Jordan hits his wife...it's like Scorsese is basically saying, "Fuck you, you think this guy is cool? He's a piece of shit."

#22 Edited by jerseyscum (852 posts) -

@dross: Not to mention screwing investors over for millions in pump-and-dump scams.

#23 Edited by Nictel (2312 posts) -

So I posted this over on another site but wanted as many opinions as possible.

So, I was curious as to the masses reaction to the new Scorsese film. Its been getting a lot of heat and press lately on just how hard of an R rating it is, and some screenwriters went as far as calling Scorsese out himself on making a film like this. I went today and came out of the theater not really sure of my thoughts. But the more I thought today, the more and more it's starting to grow on me. It was funny, edgy, Dicaprio gave a stellar performance, and I loved the story and thought it was fascinating seeing as it is a true story.

I was surprised to see so many people leave the theater though. The showing was sold out, I'd say the theater sat close to 200 people, and by the time the movie was over at least half of the theater maybe more had left. My friends family that went had his mother and sister end up leaving and on their way out she said that there was a line of people demanding their money back.

Now I live in the South, and to me I see this being the majority of the reaction below the Mason-Dixon line but above it and out West where people aren't quite as conservative I can see it being received a little better.

So what was your all's opinions? I personally rather enjoyed it and the vulgarity does not bother me one bit. Leave your thoughts below. I'm really interested.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0993846/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Oh Scorsese, you devil you. You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.

A man is shown lying nude on his stomach while a woman straddles his bare buttocks and places a burning candle in his anus; the woman then drips hot wax on his back and he yells. His buttocks are seen.

The rest of that parental guide reads like the script of a porn :P

#24 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

Leo DiCaprio really likes to be in dramas about people wanting or having affluence.

#25 Edited by jillsandwich (761 posts) -

Incredible. Can't wait to get it on blu-ray so I can pick it apart like all my favorite scorcese films.

The guy earlier in the thread talking about the switch where MS shows you how much of a monster Belfort is when he beats the shit out of his wife is dead-on. Genius move.

But honestly, I saw that and American Hustle the day before yesterday, and I enjoyed American Hustle more. The performances in that movie are just freaking beautiful.

#26 Edited by OperationPrometheus (78 posts) -

The debauchery got kind of tiring after three hours, but it was still an excellent film.

Felt really awkward watching it with my dad though. There were some fine ass titties in that movie and I was unable to fully enjoy them.

Haha yeah same here. I saw it with my parents. Didn't want to but I was home for the holidays so had too. The whole time I was too distracted by watching my families reactions to some things that I fully couldn't enjoy the film. I need to see it again. The more I think about it the more I think I loved it. American Hustle was fantastic as well. Pure genius. Those are two of my top 3 films of the year.

#27 Posted by TheBluthCompany (300 posts) -

About five minutes before the dominatrix scene started a women brought her three young girls into the theatre that's placard was showing the Justin Bieber movie. They walked out about 30 second into the sex scene. Fantastic movie though. Happy I didn't invite my parents to see it with me.

#28 Edited by bigjeffrey (4153 posts) -

Leonardo DiCaprio is the greatest actor who has ever lived.