Wow! Where do I start? The word “decadence” comes to mind! This film has a lot of content in it. It has more language in it than any movie I have ever screened or written about. The same with the sex content. It features constant sexual scenes, or references to sex, strip club scenes; full front female nudity, and I could go on and on but won’t. Readers need to look at the content listing below. If I missed anything, please forgive me. There was constant note taking at this one.
Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) is who this film is about. Black Monday in October 1987 blew his plans away like a whipping wind treats a tumble weed. Soon he becomes part of a scheme that involves illegally bilking many, many people of their funds. He manipulates the market and he lives a sensual and lavish lifestyle which includes sex and drugs and making more funds to continue the lifestyle. However, he eventually reaps the whirlwind for his wild oats sowing and comes crashing back down to earth. It is unfortunate that the filmmakers chose to use graphic scenes and to include a ton of language to tell this story. It could make the point that there are prices to pay for this treatment of people and living this way. And it could have been told in a much more family-friendly way. This one doesn’t get a Dove Seal from us.