Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Great Gatsby'
F. Scott Fitzgerald began his masterpiece, "The Great Gatsby," with the following lines:
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
Now this is just a guess, but what if all the critics who panned Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" were just upset about feeling guilty after hearing these lines repeated in the film's opening? It makes as much sense as many of the complaints, especially when you compare the critical response to the $51 million generated at the box office and the general positivity unleashed in the Twitterverse.
But don't take our word for it, take famous people's words!
Just saw THE GREAT GATSBY - it was beyond great - and I now have crush on Leo D -
— Rosie O'Donnell (@Rosie) May 10, 2013
I saw the Great Gatsby tonight & loved it! Who else saw it? — Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) May 11, 2013
For u fans of ambiguity & holding a solid question rather than providing a patronizing answer..of art being substance..See The Great Gatsby.
— james l. brooks (@canyonjim) May 9, 2013