The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is an extraordinary film that tells the true story of Jordan Belfort, a 27-year-old stockbroker who made millions in the 1990s.
Belfort’s rags to riches story is one that could only be told in a movie. Born into modest means, Belfort was able to climb to the highest heights of success and wealth through his sheer determination and remarkable charisma; traits which he demonstrated even when confronted with illegal activities and moral dilemmas.
The Wolf of Wall Street reveals some unseen footage from Belfort’s life at the height of his power—from his extravagant yacht, helicopter rides, and wild parties—that all capture the excesses of living like a millionaire. The movie also brings out the darker side of these excesses as well; showing us how far someone can go when they forget what it means to be human.
Those who have had the chance to watch this documentary are struck by its ability to bring out both the joys and dangers of life without limits. It is a must-watch for those interested in understanding what true success looks like — with all its risks and rewards — as well as what it takes to truly rise above it all.