“Busby Berkeley on hallucinogens,” says John Mulderig, of Catholic News Service.
Additionally, [Baz ] Luhrmann’s script, penned in collaboration with Craig Pearce, tends to glamorize the sinful relationship at the heart of the story, suggesting that an unpleasant spouse and the inherent superiority of the illicit lovers are reason enough to ignore the Sixth Commandment.
As Gatsby himself might put it: Not so, old sport.
The film contains scenes of both lethal and nonlethal violence with minimal gore, an uncritical view of adultery, brief semi-graphic adulterous activity as well as some other sexual content, a glimpse of partial nudity, a few uses of profanity, a couple of crude terms and a religious slur.
Ah, Hollywood. You rarely disappoint.