What part of Martin Scorsese’s morally bankrupt three-hour film should make anyone envy Jordan Belfort?
As TheWrap‘s film critic Alonso Duralde pointed out earlier this week, Scorsese’s adaptation of Belfort’s memoir of the same name ignited an online war between the film’s admirers and critics — some of whom accuse the film of “glorifying greed and psychopathic behavior,” as Christina McDowell — the daughter of a stockbroker who went to jail because of Belfort’s testimony — wrote.
– Become addicted to drugs and ingest a complicated regimen to make it through the day.
– Destroy a Lamborghini while on Quaaludes, crash it in your driveway with your young daughter in the front seat.
– Be BFF’s with a moronic loser who married his cousin (a character played to sleazy perfection by Jonah Hill).
– Marry a stunning woman, cheat on her and drive her to divorce.
– Be investigated by the FBI.
– Be arrested by the FBI.
– Get indicted for securities fraud and money laundering.
– Go to prison.
– Help the authorities send friends to prison.