This film is the distilled essence of the oeuvres of the two masters in their respective fields : Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. DiCaprio plays a charming, lovable, scheming, arrogant, vulnerable drug addicted stock broker who strikes it big and almost gets away with it. Scorsese makes you want to stand up and clap every time he introduces a twist in the plot. The camerawork, the script, the dialogues are all top notch. If this doesn't get DiCaprio the Oscar, I wonder what will!