Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Review Summary: Although raunchy, Ann and Les found this movie to be terribly funny and entertaining, and they thought Leonardo DiCaprio was just wonderful as the lead.

Plot Summary: Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, this movie chronicles his rise as a wealthy stockbroker living a glamorous life to his subsequent fall into crime and corruption. Runtime 180 minutes.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writer: Terence Winter

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie

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