Gatsby (No Spoilers!)

5.16.2013
Why did I wait until Thursday to post this?!!?!

I don't know, but I saw Gatsby over the weekend and it was amazing. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much out of this movie. I'm one of those rare breeds that didn't have to read this book in high school. I had no earthly idea what it was about. (I thought it was about a heist...I thought 'gatsby' was a noun.) I asked my gal pal J to hook me up with some background knowledge on the story and this is what she gave me:

"It's about a bunch of rich miserable people being rich and miserable to each other."

I still chose to see it because Baz Luhrmann directed that bad boy and I LOVE ME SOME BAZ! I know his style annoys many..."too flashy, too cray" for them, but I happen to delight in his whimsical visions. Moulin Rouge was the bee's knees and so was Rome + Juliet. The man can do no wrong. Even loved his more subdued Australia. I must have put a shrimp on the barbie in my former life.

Anyways, I saw the flick and it didn't disappoint. I don't usually gush over Leonardo DiCaprio, but MAN did he kill it! His intensity was great! There were moments where I swooned over Gatsby. I forgot all about that big headed boy who pimps a Prius (that would be Leo) and was all for Gatsby and his love interest.

Okay and now I get super girly on y'all. I LOVED THE JEWELS! Oh my gosh, how I swooned over Daisy's pearl earrings and all of the other Tiffany & Co. jewels. The costume designer was doing the damn thing! I want to meet her! And I want her to give me diamonds! I fell in love with Daisy and her style. I told Jersey I need a complete makeover and I need to dress exactly like her. He said I could as soon as we win the lotto. Sweet!

Back to the film, though. There was passion, action, comedy, great writing (Baz made sure to incorporate exact passages from the book which was a clever choice.) and the music...OH THE MUSIC! It was intense, awesome and loud. I looked over at one point and the lady beside me was covering her ears. Wasn't a fan of the covers apparently, but Jersey and I were jamming. Like seriously moving in our seats.

Period pieces can get super jacked up, but Baz didn't jack up ish. Baz did good. Baz did reeeeeal good.





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