The Great Gatsby

"Gone is the romance that was so divine."

The movie The Great Gatsby set in the roaring twenties with its flapper girls and dancing gentlemen in suits, is a story of true love gone wrong by the standards of the wealthy. Jay Gatsby the main character falls madly in love with the then young Daisy, a daughter of a very wealthy family. Ultimately, she loves him but refuses to marry him because of his lack of wealth. This breaks Jay Gatsby's heart, but he moves away to make himself a rich man, and win back his true love Daisy. After making his millions bootlegging, Jay comes back to Long Island to get close to his lost love Daisy.

Jay Gatsby returns years later only to find that Daisy has married a rich man named Tom Buchanan. This does not stop him because of his love for Daisy, he is set on winning her back. In his mind, nothing will keep her from him, especially since he has become one of the most wealthiest men in the state. Jay purchases a mansion close to Daisy and her husband Toms home. Getting to Daisy should be easy if he makes friends with her cousin Nick Carraway who is visiting at the time. To show off his new found wealth, Gatsby throws extravagant upscale parties which he thinks will attract Daisy, and it does.

Nick becomes great friends with the Great Gatsby, and he sets up a meeting for Jay and Daisy to meet. Daisy and Gatsby unit, and begin a love affair that angers her cheating husband, who is having is own little fling with the local store owners wife. Gatsby wants Daisy to tell her husband she no longer wants to be with him, which sets the whole movie spinning into a mix of confusion and denial that turns into a tragic end. To sum it all up, this movie is filled with true love lost, adultery, murder and the truth about what kind of person The Great Gatsby really was.

PG
| 1974 | 2 hr 24 min | 6.4/10
Cast
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Director
Jack Clayton
Language
English
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