Leonardo DiCaprio explains in an interview on E! Online that after reading the book six years ago he was “blown away” and found the author is actually “talking about in this book something that’s very wrong with our culture. His attitude in this movie is, is pretty hedonistic and deborturous.”
The movie previews lead us to believe the main character has a fast paced exciting life, The American Dream. However the reality is better described by DiCaprio (above) and Jonah Hill in this recent interview, “I realized it was the first time that I was playing someone who I didn’t think had a good heart; And that was a weird feeling”
We will not be going to see this film to watch DiCaprio playing an idol, as he often does, but rather an icon that defines what is wrong with our culture.
The more I hear about this movie the more fascinating it seems. Cannot wait to finally see it!