I read this book and saw the Robert Redford version of the film in high school and really don't recall too much of either other than I wasn't all that impressed.
So, while I didn't expect to be impressed with the story with the new Baz Luhrmann production starring Di Caprio, I did expect to be impressed by the sets, costumes and music and on those points I wasn't disappointed. He makes visually stunning movies. Totally Wow!
I can't say anything bad about the acting because the cast is so fabulous.
Is it worth a view? Yes.
Worth a buy? It's not one I'd watch over and over.
Actually, come to think of it, I have trouble watching any of Luhrmann's films over and over. They are just so emotionally deep. Except I didn't cry over anyone in this. Again, I think that's the story, not the presentation.
I'm always wanting Gatsby to get over Daisy and move on to someone else.
Do you love Gatsby?