"This Is the Fuckin' American Dream, Y'all!"



I think that seeing “The Great Gatsby” did something towards justifying my experience with the travesty that was “Spring Breakers”. At the very least, the above picture came out of it. Even without the weird way in which James Franco reminds me of a millennial Leo, his character is probably what would happen if someone took Jay Gatsby for a role model with no irony. I suppose that one could argue that Jay Gatsby is actually what would happen to someone who took Jay Gatsby for a role model, but I’m currently disinclined to give further thought to the subject.

In any case, the newer movie should be a worthwhile affair if your love for Baz Lurhmann exceeds your regard for Mr. Fitzgerald. The dude seems to prefer making translations instead of adaptations. I feel comfortable in saying that the film washed the taste of “Australia” away. At least, it would have if “Australia” had left any taste that I could register.

 

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