How to Make Money Selling Drugs

2012, Documentary, 1h 36m

42 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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How to Make Money Selling Drugs might have gotten its message across more effectively with a less satirical approach, but it remains a compelling look at a complicated subject. Read critic reviews

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Eminem, 50 Cent, Susan Sarandon and others appear in a satirical course for aspiring drug dealers on how to maximize profits and evade prison.

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  • Oct 09, 2013
    This clever documentary disguised as a well structured cross between a how-to video and an arcade game replete with Levels and Bonus Points, directed by Matthew Cooke, is giving us a real lecture without even noticing it - perfect way for the young kids who hate lecturing - to learn! One of the RT members wrote in August 2013 the following comment: "I am a bit short on cash, this could be useful..." Well, what if you could earn $50 per hour in an entry-level job with no degree requirements and plenty of flexibility? Sound tempting? What if that job was involving selling drugs? [img]http://images.kpopstarz.com/data/images/full/2013/06/25/80978-eminem-in-how-to-make-money-selling-drugs-documentary.jpg[/img] This documentary rightly has its main focus on the "American war on drugs" through the eyes of the very people who sell them. You will notice one thing from the middle part - there is no decrease in that war of anything - like the "War on terror", everything is sky-rocketing: number of deaths, quantity of drugs, suffering, prisons, prisoners, destroyed families and money funds for the government! This daring film with its light-hearted style made itself approachable on every level and here we could hear interviews with people involved in this industry from the bottom to the top - even celebrities like 50 Cent, Eminem, Susan Sarandon, and Woody Harrelson. But, it was noticeable that the biggest player who is running the show didn't gave an interview, it was just mentioned through some of the agencies belonging to them - like CIA. [img]http://v023o.popscreen.com/ZFZFeXBSMTN4UEkx_o_how-to-make-money-selling-drugs.jpg[/img] I still cannot believe that most of the people in the country bragging about freedom, populating about 5% of the world - IMPRISONS 25% OF ITS OWN PEOPLE! Most of them for drugs... and I am glad that the director Cooke choose to humanize those we often cast aside as criminals. Educating us while entertaining us, this skilful director makes us more comfortable to talk about the taboo subject. Cooke insists that "It's a war on people, waged particularly against minorities and the poor." Thanks for his efforts, we could understand our world better (and maybe, who is the real enemy).
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