Cocaine Angel (2007)
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Directed by Michael Tully, the low-key, occasionally darkly humorous drama Cocaine Angel stars Damian Lahey as Scott, a man dealing with a severe cocaine addiction. The minimally plotted film features plainly documented events in his desultory day-to-day existence including losing his job, attempting to visit with his daughter, and always looking to score more of the white powder that controls his life.
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Critic Reviews for Cocaine Angel
Pitch-perfect central perf (by scribe and co-producer Damian Lahey), total lack of dramatic artifice and surreally situational humor make for a minor-key vignette of unmistakable, if unstable, authenticity.
Scrappy and defiantly deglamorized, this chronicle of a couple of long, useless days in the life of a down-and-out coke addict oozes miserable authenticity without giving you a reason to care.
We may learn nothing new about the grasp of addiction, but the movie's lean 75 minutes is at least a genuinely fast track to oblivion.
Movies about addicts are a dime a dozen, but Cocaine Angel does its own thing, mixing humor with bleakness and resisting the too-common urge to romanticize addiction.
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