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‘The Great Gatsby (Karei Naru Gatsby)’

by Kaori Shoji

Director: Baz Luhrmann

Language: English

Leonardo DiCaprio and director Baz Luhrmann nail this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, despite a reliance on CG. The only downer is Carey Mulligan, who plays Gatsby’s love obsession Daisy. In the book, her main allure is the suggestion of enormous wealth and endless leisure; Mulligan’s Daisy seems a bit too modernized and flimsy to portray old money. Otherwise, “old boy” Gatsby is intoxicating.