Monday, May 10, 2010

1989 - Drugstore Cowboy

"Drugstore Cowboy" is about a group of drug addicts in the 70's who rob pharmacy's to get drugs. Bob (Matt Dillon) is the ringleader of the group which consists of his girlfriend, Dianne (Kelly Lynch) and their friends David (Max Perlich) and Nadine (Heather Graham). When a tragedy befalls the group, Bob decides to straighten up and quit drugs and get a job. Dianne doesn't take this too well, so Bob is on his own.

Drugstores were apparently MUCH easier to break into back then.

As far as drug addict movies go (and I've seen a lot of them for some reason), this one wasn't terribly interesting. Since there's so many of them, it needed something to help it stand out from the rest. The only thing really original was the idea that they robbed drugstores.

I liked the ending (I won't give it away) that signifies that your past never really goes away and can come back to haunt you. Even though Bob cleaned his life up, it still wasn't much better.

Random Thoughts:
-The addict priest was the best character in the movie. I wish the movie was about him.
-I didn't have many notes about this film. It was just sort of blah.


2.5/5 - Not that exciting, but not bad either. Pretty mediocre. There are much better drug addict films out there.

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