When you have a director like Martin Scorsese, one who hasn’t had a movie less than 2 hours since 1986, you know you’re getting your money’s worth in running time alone. But really, 2 hours and 59 minutes might be pushing it a bit, even for him. According to The Hollywood Reporter The Wolf of Wall Street was actually cut in order to avoid an NC-17 rating (more than a few not so tame sex scenes were previously in there), so it was even longer originally. Previously Casino was the director’s longest film with a running time of 2 hours and 58 minutes. That makes me think Mr. Scorsese pushed The Wolf of Wall Street to 2 hours and 59 minutes on purpose, but whatever, it will probably be an amazing film either way. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King was 3 hours and 20 minutes and plenty people saw that, so I recon we’ll be fine.
Based on the book with the same name about infamous broker Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey and Jonah Hill among others. You can watch the latest trailer here.
The Wolf of Wall Street opens on Christmas, December 25th and I recommend you don’t bring drinks with you and make sure you’ve been to the bathroom before it starts.
What’s the longest movie you’ve ever seen in a theater?