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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Robert Redford
Mia Farrow
Karen Black
Patsy Kensit
Directors
Jack Clayton
Screenwriters
F Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Ford Coppola
Running Time
144 minutes

The Great Gatsby
A loyal adaptation of a classic novel, that does little to enhance its legend


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Plot
Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.


Verdict
An opulent and accurate portrayal of the period that drags too much to stay interesting.


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