It’s hard to judge the quality of the movie because it’s rather unique. It’s told mostly through narration by Leonardo DiCaprio throughout the movie.
One thing I can say with confidence is that the movie is funny. I was in a packed theater and the audience laughed dozens of times. In fact it was hard finding Peetimes that didn’t involve one humerus scene or another.
The acting was very good. Leonardo DiCaprio did an outstanding job doing both dramatic and comedic scenes. And he had probably his best performance doing physical humor. The scene of him leaving the country club and getting in his car was non-stop laughs for a solid three minutes.
Jonah Hill was, as always, outstanding. He would have stole the show if it hadn’t been for Leonardo’s perfect performance.
A word of caution: the movie isn’t Rated R for just a few scenes. It’s Rated R from beginning to end. I’m sure the judges didn’t need to watch more than 3 minutes of the movie to come to that conclusion.