Imagine the nicest, coolest goofy guy in the world is your cocaine dealer and he's built an empire and shares it with you. Imagine he gets totally screwed by everyone around him in the process. This is an incredible story and I'm sure he's not as cool in real as he appears to be in this film, but most people that get to make a film about their lives paint themselves in a much prettier light than the one they actually stand under. Even still, the is an epic journey that I see repeatedly stolen in modern films today. If your a filmmaker, you should study this film. If your a cocaine loving drug addict, enjoy this film. If you're just someone looking to be throughly entertained for the night by a fascinating drama, watch this film. One of Johnny Depps best performances ever.