Saturday, June 5, 2010

2001 - Blow

"Blow" is based on the true story of George Jung. Jung pretty much introduced the United States of cocaine in the 70's. He becomes a millionaire, but it doesn't make Jung happy as he ends up neglecting his daughter. It's actually a really sad movie, especially since it's based on a true story.

I love, love Johnny Depp. He does an AMAZING job playing Jung. I was afraid this movie would get a little boring since I've already seen like a hundred drug movies. But it was really interesting. It wasn't so much about drug addicts, but about the drug business. A lot of movies don't focus on that angle so much. Especially since Jung wasn't really an addict. He didn't spiral out of control from drug addiction or anything. He was addicted to the money and the danger of the drug trade.

The whole thing with his daughter was so sad. He loved her so much, but he kept making her promises he never kept. Jung is still in jail (with a release date of 2015!) and his daughter has never visited him.

Random Thoughts:
-This is my third drug movie so far this month!
-Is that Pee Wee Herman??? Playing a gay drug dealer??
-Hey! It’s the house manager from VH1’s “Sober House”. Hahaha. I KNEW that was her.

4.5/5 stars. It was really interesting!

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