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Would you ever suspect that rich stockbrokers have the unique hobby of throwing midgets at a bullseye in the middle of their company in New York? Well, that is only one of the many peculiar events that happen in the almost three hour long comedy that has shocked the world. The story of Jordan Belfort’s rise to success and turn into an international criminal told in The Wolf of Wall Street is certainly one of the most intense movies of the twenty-first century. With countless reasons to be rated R, the plot narrates Jordan’s multiple addictions as he becomes one of the wealthiest people in America. A stunning performance by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, and Matthew McConaughy the movie is surely unforgettable for those who have the stomach to watch it.
From a garage in a small town in Long Island, with a team of eight men who had no clue of what the stock market was, Jordan founded Stratton Oakmont and took over Wall Street. He creates the company, designs the logo, and trains his assortment of highly unqualified waiters, gang members, drug dealers, mechanics, and nerds to become the best sellers of stock to ever rule Wall Street. As his fame increases, so do his addictions: women, drugs, and alcohol. His young, blooming smile turned to dilated pupils and constant drooling that just broke my heart. Was it money, ambition, stress, or both that trapped his young soul to the vices of mankind? Was it his work that made him succumb to the easing of the mind through unscrupulous means, or would his ambitious personality have done that regardless?
So, if you meet the age requirement and want something to do for three hours, watch The Wolf of Wall Street and learn how to become successful in the stock market with the help of anyone you find on the street! Well, keeping in mind that being “successful” includes being chased by the feds and going to jail.