I can’t be the only girl who remembers going to Titanic more than once or listening to the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack and picturing a skinny Leonardo DiCaprio drinking poison for me. I have a boyfriend who is great, but I am ready to rediscover my love of Leo when the Great Gatsby comes out in a few weeks.
I read the book years ago, and I remember enjoying the themes of love triangles, social classes and general debauchery. The story has been a little muddled in my mind over the years, so it will no doubt come alive again with an old (imaginary) flame. Normally I would re-read the book so I could watch the movie and remark on how poorly it was adapted, but not this time. I’m letting nothing stand in the way of childhood adoration.
Not only is Leo something to look forward to, but I am also thrilled to see Baz Luhrmann’s directorial style again. To this day I can still sing full songs from Moulin Rouge. The grandeur that he brings to the screen is such an overwhelming experience. In fact, the only way to make it better is to supplement the visuals with wine…which I probably will do.
I doubt I will be the only 20-something girl in the theatre getting a little misty eyed looking at Leonardo. If the preview was any clue, this movie will be a good excuse to fall in love with him all over again.