13 February 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street 3

Based on the memoirs of the crooked broker Jordan Belfort, who duped millions of innocent people into buying over inflated stocks and shares, The Wolf of Wall Street is crazy, raucous and ‘the sheer sustained blitz of bad taste is spectacular’ 

Leonardo Dicaprio described the real Jordan Belfort as ‘like a modern-day emperor Caligula. He held nothing back and was unapologetic about his lust for wealth and mad consumption’. Belfort himself described his company, Stratton Oakmont, as unique, saying ‘It wasn’t every firm that sported hookers in the basement, drug dealers in the parking lot, exotic animals in the boardroom and midget-tossing competitions on Fridays’.

He reportedly regularly racked up expenses of over $400,000 per month and once spent $26,000 on a single dinner. His excesses and eventual downfall were chronicled with brutal honesty in his autobiography which was described by Rolling Stone Magazine as 'gleefully crass and terribly sad [but] you actually feel for the guy'.

The film has been nominated for six Oscars, four BAFTA’s and over 70 other international awards with critics describing the film as ‘incredibly exhilarating’, ‘Scorsese's funniest and most focused film in a long time’, and ‘this is plainly among the funniest films of the year -- ribald, riotous, ridiculous.

Tickets for The Wolf of Wall Street are on sale now from the Box Office, online and by phone on 0871 902 5737.