May 7, 2013
PG-13; 2:23 running time
"When I like men I want to be like them," Fitzgerald once wrote. "I want to lose the outer qualities that give me my individuality and be like them. I don't want the man; I want to absorb into myself all the qualities that make him attractive and leave him out." We're very close to Patricia Highsmith's Mr. Ripley here.
None of that for director and co-adapter Baz Luhrmann. It's party time! Despite a few good ideas and the uniformly splendid production and costume designs by Luhrmann's mate and partner, Catherine Martin, this frenzied adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" is all look and no feel. -- Michael Phillips
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