If you haven't read it, you should drop whatever you're doing now and do so. It's my favourite book. Ever. Stop reading this post now if you don't know what happens.
I had super high expectations of the film, but I walked out wanting to watch it again. And again. The music, the costumes, the parties - brilliant. I totally have a girl crush on Carey Mulligan - she seems so sweet off the screen, and The Great Gatsby only made me want to be her even more. She was the perfect Daisy, and in my opinion the rest of the cast were equally as fitting for the roles they played.
Seeing Gatsby's face for the first time in the film - he turns around and raises his glass...I just about died.
Daisy and Gatsby's first scenes together were definitely some of my favourites throughout the film, and the final pool scene was done so well. Even though I knew what was going to happen, I still wished that Gatsby could fulfill his incorruptible dream...but hey. It's absolutely impossible for me to describe everything that I loved - there was a lot - in one blog post. You'll just have to see it for yourself (but read the book first).
Has anyone else read or seen it? What do you think?