Have you seen the trailer for The Great Gatsby film that's due out later this year?
I think it's weird, but pretty. Baz Luhrmann made Moulin Rouge (also weird/pretty!) and the Romeo + Juliet of my teen years (also starring Leo!), so it could be crazy-good or too huge of a change from the Robert Redford classic for me to fall for its intended appeal.
Also: I'm not a big fan of Tobey Maguire. I don't think Leo is nearly as attractive as young Robert Redford. And Carey Mulligan isn't nearly as charming as I think she's intended to be. (Um, anyone see An Education? They should've titled it A Complete Lack of Education, because the girl didn't learn anything! Snooze.)
And! If you haven't read the book... read it first! (And pledge to at Read it 1st!) You could also watch John Green's fantastic videos on the book (as you read!) and get way more out of it the first time around than I did when reading under the guidance of an apathetic lit teacher in high school.
Thoughts? Will you go to the theater or wait for it at home? Or skip it completely?
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