The Wolf of Wall Street
DIRECTOR: MARTIN SCORSESE
CAST: LEONARDO DICAPRIO, JONAH HILL, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
From the Long Island suburbs and penny stocks to yachts, palatial mansions, and debilitating drug habits, Scorsese’s hallucinatory comedy of lucre and lunacy follows buccaneer financier Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his meathead bros—including a hysterical Jonah Hill—from the dizzying, debauched highs to the hollow-headed lows, in the process offering a panorama of a puerile money-mad America. At once bleak and hysterical, with one particular Quaalude scene perhaps the comic set piece to beat in the 21st century.
Screens as a part of In the Year of the Grifter.