Gatsby - Margaret's verdict

Set in 1922, when America was in the midst of Prohibition but enjoying the exuberance of unprecedented wealth, this elusive story of the loss of the American Dream is really the story of two men: Nick Carraway (Maguire) and Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio).

Carraway is a young man from the Midwest who is lured to New York by the possibility of partaking in its riches and rents a small caretaker’s cottage next door to the mysterious Gatsby.

Gatsby has bought an elaborately lavish mansion in the