|Originally posted by MrJiveBoJingles |
My estimation of that movie has gone down over time. Now it seems over-sentimentalized, almost tacky, and ultimately kind of insubstantial.
Then again, I have not seen it in a couple years, so perhaps I would change my mind if I watched it again.
agreed. i'm gonna watch it again tonight before bed just to see if my opinions change. it's still a good film, but it is quite tacky, and some of the situations are pretty outrageous/outlandish and would never really happen irl, imo. for example, some of the events that would never happen which would totally make the movie pointless without them happening-
1. the entirety of new york city being dry on heroin. it would never happen. if it did, they could always find it somewhere else, nearby. jersey? DC? boston? i'm sure that shit is everywhere. especially when only ONE guy, the black dude who whores out the junkie girl, has obviously copious amounts of it, but no one else does? who does that guy get it from?
2. the dude continually hitting the same vein because "it's the only way he can get off," which eventually leads to him losing an arm. being that i know a couple addicts who use intraveneously, i know for a fact that that's not how it works- the vein collapses sooner or later and is no longer usable; the junkie then either moves to a different vein (inevitably ruining that one) or move up the vein a few inches away from their old injection spot. the old injection spots become impossible to hit because of scar tissue buildup.
3. the black dude who took the guy to the hospital, and then stayed there. he's a wanted man, bailjumping to score dope in fucking florida? like 20 hours away? why would he go that far when there's a billion other cities out there? they could've easily found oxy's or other replacement opiates i'm sure. my point is, being that he'd get locked away for a long time for bailjumping, i guarantee he would've in reality left his friend in the hospital and made sure the cops didn't bust him. he would've like, given his friend a # to call him when he got out so he could pick him up, but i guarantee he wouldn't have risked his ass to wait in the waiting room and get popped off.
that and one thing that has always pissed me off about that movie is how when they're bangin their dope, it shows their pupils dilate, which is the exact opposite effect of what happens when you're high on opiates. your pupils constrict to the size of pinpoints.
Last edited by Omega_Blue on Sep-10-2010 at 10:33