- 1 hr 22 min
The Great Gatsby is based on the classic Jazz Age novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It follows a very simple story: boy meets girl, boy loses girl. However, it is what happens in between that causes the most complications for our heroes. The narrator, Nick Carraway, is a poor businessman trying to get into the "bond business" just before the crash of 1929. He is enchanted by his mysterious neighbor, a very rich man by the name of Jay Gatsby. He hears of all sorts of rumors about the man and half-believes many of them as fantastic as they seem. One day Nick meets Gatsby during one of his wild nightly parties. It seems that Gatsby is in love with a woman he had met five years before. The woman in question just happens to be Daisy Buchanan. There is just one major problem. Daisy is married to another man by the name of Tom Buchanan. Tom is an adulterer and a racist and it is very apparent that Daisy does not love him anymore. Gatsby is desperately in love with Daisy and he will do anything to rekindle the love that they once had. Nick Carraway desperately wants to help the two re-kindle their love affair but he is conflicted as to whether or not he is making the correct decision. After all, Daisy's husband is an awful person but Gatsby is too mysterious for him to be suitable as well. In the meantime, Nick finds that he may be falling in love another woman, Jordan Baker. Jordan is a typical flapper girl who could be a bad decision for Nick himself. In the end Nick must decide whether or not to remain in such a cruel atmosphere. In many ways this is a movie about the decisions we make in life. We may make bad decisions that we will have to live with for the rest of our lives. But it is also about the decisions that we don't make. What society do we choose to live in? With whom shall we fall in love with?