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Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 film that features Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the Wolf of Wall Street is a black comedy that reenacts the life of a ruthless investor named Jordan Belfort. The film follows Jordan Belfort's ascent from selling penny stocks to leading one of the most successful Wall Street firm's in New York, Stratton Oakmont. The film follows the exploits of Jordan Belfort and his attempts to evade the attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also stays on Jordan Belfort's tail as he spends lavishly on yachts, drugs and an enormous mansion. Creating a Swiss bank account under false pretenses and insider trading are what eventually bring the authorities closer to having a case against Jordan Belfort. To find out exactly how the movie ends, check out The Wolf of Wall Street on Netflix. The film is streaming instantly there, and The Wolf of Wall Street offers many twists that won't be revealed in this review.

Jordan Belfort's journey in The Wolf of Wall Street starts as a penny-stock trader looking for an ingenious way to make a little more money than the competition. Surrounded by traders delivering weak pitches and making meager commissions, Jordan Belfort eventually makes his first million by overstating the value of penny stocks to everyday Americans. Along the way, Jordan Belfort teams up with Donnie Azoff played by Jonah Hill. The two recruit a team of fraudulent stock traders and create the firm Stratton Oakmont. Jordan Belfort decides on the name Stratton Oakmont to give potential investors the false sense of security that they're dealing with an established, ethical company. In fact, Stratton Oakmont engages in fraudulent trading that quickly attracts the attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The sheer amount of money being funneled into Stratton Oakmont's accounts along with the drugs and shell companies orbiting around Jordan Belfort culminate in an eventual showdown between Jordan Belfort and the authorities. The film is star-studded and features Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler and Matthew McConaughey in supporting roles. Find out how the action unfolds by logging on to Netflix today.

The Wolf of Wall Street came out on December 17th of 2013. Although bogged down by controversy over the debauched lifestyles portrayed in the film, The Wolf of Wall Street did very well at the box office. The Wolf of Wall Street generated $392 million and received many award nominations. Since the film's budget was only $100 million, The Wolf of Wall Street was considered a huge commercial success. The film's early scenes took place in New Jersey whereas later scenes in the film were shot in Ardsley and Harrison, New York. An old warehouse was employed to shoot the Stratton-Oakmont scenes that capture Jordan Belfort making the majority of his pep speeches to Stratton Oakmont employees. The actual shooting of the film was done with digital technology and illustrates how far digital has come since the film received praise for its cinematography. The Wolf of Wall Street also appeared on many critics' top-ten lists for films in 2013. Decide for yourself, though, by watching The Wolf of Wall Street on Netflix.

Scorsese and DiCaprio managed to attract five Academy Award nominations for their work in The Wolf of Wall Street. Head over to Netflix today to find out what all of the excitement is about!

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