I love both the book and this version of the film. The Great Gatsby is a beautiful, diaphanous film that visually captures in images what the book captured with language. Like the book, it shows a golden, excessive age and the shallowness that lurks below the glittery surface. The actors are well-suited to their roles and portray their characters flawlessly. You’ll take a step back to the Roaring 20’s when you watch this film.