The Great Gatsby

An adequate film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel starring Robert Redford, as Jay Gatsby; a man who basically spends most of his life chasing his true love, Daisy (Mia Farrow). Gatsby must sneak her away from the aggressive Tom Buchanan (played by Bruce Dern), her husband, and impress her by flaunting his money around by throwing extravagant parties. Will Gatsby succeed? This is a very faithful adaptation of Fitzgerald's novel, but seems to lack spunk. Interesting camera angles and movements make the film worse and so does the less-than-enthusiastic cast. Worth renting to those who enjoyed the novel.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson, Sam Waterston, Lois Chiles, Howard Da Silva, Edward Herrmann, Patsy Kensit

Directed by:

Jack Clayton


1974 romance/drama

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: C+

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