The Great Gatsby (2013)A young writer named Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) narrates this film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about his mysterious neighbor about whom so much is written but so little is really known — one Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Just who is he? It's the Roaring Twenties, a heady time for the excesses of the wealthy elite. Gatsby has a well-deserved reputation for parties of opulent hedonism. But there's one thing Gatsby wants and cannot have, a former love named Daisy (Carey Mulligan), Carraway's cousin, who is badly married to the philanderer Tom Buchanan. As a midwesterner who's new to New York, Nick understands that he's inside this world of mega-money, but forever an outsider, which allows him to describe with detachment the deceits, jealousies, illusions, and tragedies of the Gatsby crowd. Despite the attention given to the details of the period, the soundtrack by Jay-Z projects the story into our own day.