Cocaine Angel (2007)
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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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Cocaine Angel
Nothing more addictive than Lahey's portrayal of a hard-luck loser. While other drug/addict films peddle fantasy and happiness, this one gives you the hard stuff. 'Angel'show's those films where they can stick all that cheesy crap. Well-written dialogue and acting carry this film from start to finish. Call me when CA 2 hits the streets boys, im on board!
So... that cat shoots up cocaine and looses his job, ext... Are you sure this shouldn't be called Heroin Angel? This propaganda film is a good follow-up to Reefer Madness. Unfortunately I couldn't past the bad acting, film quality, editing, script.... I've seen some cheap films, but there's something to carry it. This was pretty weak. Actually the acting wasn't absolute shit, but definitively not good by any kind of Troma standards.. so yeah, it could have been better. I also realize why I didn't care. You see them start off as junkies who are kind of dicks. To improve this movie it might have started off with them as good people who slipped into the drug world. You know character development to get you caring. The way it was you really weren't too concerned with them. Half of this wasn't even drugs it was just 2 people bitching at each other annoyingly. Could have been great, but in the end it just wasn't. Much better movies with the same theme (Candy is the same movie only better).
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