Movie of the Month

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Movie of the Month


The Great Gatsby

Rated PG-13

2 hour and 23 minutes

Drama and Romance

7.2 Stars out of 10

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

The film starts with a shot of the flashing green light in East Egg, Long Island, as Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) says how his father told him to always see the good in others. He is seen in the Perkins Sanitarium talking to a doctor, whose records indicate that Nick is there due to his alcoholism, among other things. Nick adds that there was only one person who he saw good in: Gatsby.

Review by Heather McCoy Garcia

I love this movie so much. I had watched it in high school and have watched it every now and again in my adult life. Watching this movie, you get a little bit of information with every twist and turn. Yes, it is a long movie, but it is worth watching.