I'm attempting to watch all the movies that were nominated for an Oscar this year. I am going to post my review of each one with how I actually felt about the movie. I'm not going to give a detailed plot because I'm not amazon and you can easily look there... or imdb... or wikipedia...
I hope my warning was emphatic enough. Don't watch this with your children, don't watch this with your grandparents, don't watch it if your children might walk into the room at any moment unless your finger is glued to the pause button and you have supersonic hearing to detect the sound of footsteps.
Okay, now that that part is out of the way. I liked the movie, lol. After you sift through the shock factor, it's an interesting plot. If you took out the sex and drug scenes, the movie would have probably been one hour instead of three, but the point was to show what being rich and powerful can do to people. I don't really understand the stock market or Wall Street activities, so I'm not positive which aspect about what they were doing was illegal. But, it had a lot of parts that made my jaw drop or made me laugh and it held my interest the entire time.
So, if you can sift through all the naughty parts and try to pay attention to the actual plot, it's worth the watch. I definitely liked it more than Gravity.