Adam and Paul Reviews
The comedy in the movie is at times reminiscent of Laurel and Hardy slapstick but is perhaps closer in tone and style to a Samuel Beckett tragicomedy. Watch out for one hilarious scene where the pair have an encounter with a haughty Bulgarian man on a public bench. The scene is wickedly funny, insightful and clever but nevertheless ends on a bleak, existential note. Comedy and tragedy are never too far apart in this movie.
Although the movie finds the absurd in the everyday it neither glorifies nor laughs at drug addiction. I believed the situation this pair are in, and although they are in many ways despicable and dishonest characters, I could not help but feel very sorry for them in their dog-eyed misery. They are slaves to their addiction and you see little hope for them.