Sex, drugs, alcohol, girls, money.... everything associated with rich people turns out to be the principal elements of this movie, that it is not exactly a comedy nor a drama, it is just a story about rich people, how they live and how do they solve their problems. It is focused on the story of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) a mid-class man that becomes very rich training a band of workers to manipulate, cheat and turning them to ambitious wolfs as he is. A wolf that looks for his victims and destroys them, in all the aspects of his life.
Belfort starts in the Wall Street Scene being married and drinking water but ends up being divorced, rotten by the drugs and alcohol and crazy for money and anything else. The thing is that with money, unfortunately, you can do anything you want in this world and "the main wolf" of herd proves it.
The wolf builds a world for him and his friends that is like cocaine it has moments of exaltation, of sadness and moments where they are paranoid... Leonardo DiCaprio really nails his character, all the aspects of this personage he portrays are amazingly developed and nuanced by the actor. The character is like a show presenter and DiCaprio knows when he has to embolden the people. Another performance that must be applauded is Jonah Hill's one, he does a character similar to the one he does but much stronger.
Not as a personal message from the director, Martin Scorsese, but as a message from the movie - and the point of view of the world it tries to describe, this film really is a misogynistic movie. It shows the girls as something more of the world of Wall Street, it is compared to money and drugs. Women aren't anything they are just the entretainment/addiction for the guys.
It is kind of a Citizen Kane but based on contemporary facts. So it means this could become a reference for the future as Orson Welle's did with Kane.