Gorgeous Robert Redford is a hard act to follow but gorgeous Matt Damon is going to try. Oops, I meant to say Leonardo DiCaprio!
F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic story speaks many things. Historically we get a nice lesson in what was happening in the world of the rich in New York City in the 1920s. We get a vivid picture of ornate parties, open adultery, elaborate dresses, sweaty heat, no air conditioners, a lot of alcohol and cigarettes at any function that even slightly resembled a social event.
We get only a slight peak at the 'other side of town' and their lack of hope, their need to escape, their dirty fingernails.
It was a tragic love story to me. Unrequited old torch is finally reignited, too briefly, only to disappear once again due to, well, we'll say "circumstances". No spoiler here.
Coming May 10 to your nearest theater!