Day 303: The Great Gatsby (2000)

81UwolMdmTL._SL1500_I’ve never seen this version of The Great Gatsby.

Truth be told, I never knew this 2000 made-for-TV movie existed until I researched the subject for my 1095 Days project.

Mira Sorvino as Daisy?

Hmmm. Worth a shot.

Toby Stephens as Gatsby?

Toby who?

The cast isn’t the most remarkable I’ve ever seen:

Mira Sorvino … Daisy Buchanan
Toby Stephens … Jay Gatsby
Paul Rudd … Nick Carraway
Martin Donovan … Tom Buchanan
Francie Swift … Jordan Baker
Heather Goldenhersh … Myrtle Wilson
Matt Malloy … Klipspringer

But, then again, I just watched two other versions of Gatsby and they were lackluster even with a stellar cast. So I’m not going to turn up my nose at this movie. Not yet, anyway.

What I notice about this adaptation:

* Paul Rudd is a very young Nick Carraway.

* There’s much more narration in this adaptation than in previous versions of the movie.

* Mira Sorvino isn’t as airy as Mia Farrow, nor is she as spacey as she was in Woody Allen’s 1995 movie Mighty Aphrodite. She seems to bring a Continue reading