"The Great Gatsby" movie quotes bring the classic novel from F. Scott Fitzgerald back to the big screen for a 3D romantic comedy adaptation. Baz Luhrmann directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay along with Craig Pearce. After many changes to the release date, "The Great Gatsby" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2013, just days after its theatrical release in the United States on May 10, 2013.
In "The Great Gatsby," the scene is New York City and the time is the Roaring Twenties. Nick Carraway (Toby Maguire), is an aspiring stock broker and World War I veteran who moves to the outskirts of the big city from the midwest. He soon is introduced to his lavish neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and Nick is instantly intrigued. As they get to know one another, Nick learns that Gatsby is a man with big hopes and big pockets whose worldly past includes numerous commendation medals from his service in World War I. Though Nick is thoroughly drawn to Gatsby's lifestyle, Nick senses that beneath the grandeur Gatsby has secrets.
One night, Gatsby is reunited with Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan), a woman with which he had a romantic relationship prior to the war. While both are happy to reunite with one another, things have changed since their tome together. Daisy has married another man, Tom (Joel Edgerton), and created a life with him. Yet when they reunite, old passions are reignited creating quite the conflict for Daisy and Gatsby."The Great Gatsby" hits theaters already buzzing with other movies such as "The Big Wedding," "Oblivion," "Scary Movie 5," "Evil Dead," "Jurassic Park 3D," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Olympus Has Fallen," "Admission," "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "Emperor," "Dead Man Down," "Oz: The Great and Powerful," "Stoker," "A Good Day to Die Hard," "Side Effects," and "Identity Thief."