The story of three addicts and how two of them are desperate to get straight in the face of one of them overdosing is pretty compelling, reminding me at times very favorably of Charles Bukowski's writing.
Well worth a rental.
I think I'd have to say this is the best performance by a rapper. Not sure if he's the best rapper actor though, because Ice Cube has done some great things, especially 21 and 22 Jump Street!
Spoon, Stretch, and Cookie are junky musicians that live together in an apartment. When Cookie overdoses one night leaving her unconscious and in the hospital, Spoon decides it might be time to kick the drugs. Stretch reluctantly goes along, but they find it near impossible to gain access to the rehab programs. Things are further complicated when a gangster affiliated to their drug dealer is after them.
"I'll let the bitch die."
Vondie Curtis-Hall, director of Glitter, Waist Deep and episodes from the television series ER, The Shield, Boston Legal, and Sleeper Cell, delivers Gridlock'd. The storyline for this picture is very entertaining and has some great character interactions. The script is well written and the cast delivers excellent performances and includes Tim Roth, Tupac, Thandie Newton, and Howard Hessemen.
"He was under the impression batteries would be included."
I came across this picture on HBOGO and had to watch it again for the first time in a long time. The character interactions were solid and reminded me of Requiem for a Dream. This isn't as good as that film, but it is still very good. I recommend seeing this once.
"I ain't touching your dick."