New York, 1922, the Jazz Age — where the callow Nick Carraway (Maguire), wannabe writer, recalls the tale of super-rich playboy Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio) and his tragic passion for the married Daisy Buchanan (Mulligan), a story that captures a decadent era in all its glory and ruin.
Despite DiCaprio’s prize performance, purists will fume, but even as lit-crashing razzle-dazzle entertainment Luhrmann’s adaptation is a candelabrum too far.
Reviewed by Ian Nathan
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