“The Wolf of Wall Street” is going to be a monstrous hit.
It is the kind of movie that will inspire (mostly) men of a certain age (I am guessing 15 to 55) to memorize scenes and forever trade their favorite lines over and over. I won’t give any of them away. But this movie will enter the pantheon of Martin Scorsese classics like “Goodfellas” and “The Departed.”
I was lucky enough to see a screening at the Director’s Guild Theater on 57th Street on Thursday night. This is not a movie review.
Just an early heads-up that this movie is epic. And it will be huge.
Leonardo DiCaprio compares “The Wolf of Wall Street” to a “modern-day Caligula” in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. And he’s not far off. There’s gratuitous t&a. So much so that my wife Natasha asked me why there were so many orgy scenes. I didn’t have a good answer. There’s so much nudity and sex that I was surprised to learn that the film had EVEN MORE in an earlier version — but additional sex scenes were cut to avoid an NC-17 rating. So prepare yourself for flesh.