If my high school years taught me anything, it’s that F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is about 215 pages long and not nearly as entertaining as Beavis & Butthead. Fortunately for today’s lazy AP English nerds, Gatsby is now a Baz Luhrmann film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular man whom Thornton Melon once referred to as “great”.
DiCaprio’s Jay Gatsby re-woos Carey Mulligan’s Daisy Buchanan, while Tobey Maguire’s Nick Carraway and Isla Fisher’s Myrtle Wilson do whatever it is that they did in that book that you know you only read the Cliff’s Notes for, so quit acting like you’re excited to see it. Also, Gemma Ward has a small role in the film and I’m an admirer of some of her other work.
But now The Great Gatsby has a trailer and you can see just how Baz-Luhrmann-esque it all is, complete with a Jay Z soundtrack, because I hear he was huge in 1919.