Most High (2004)

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A disastrous series of personal tragedies find a benevolent but emotionally hollow mental health worker descending into a dangerous downward spiral of drug addiction in director Marty Sader's bleak psychological drama. Julius (writer/director Sader) has devoted his entire life to assisting the developmentally disabled and caring for his close friends. He doesn't do these out of the kindness of his heart, however, he does them to distract himself from acknowledging the void that he feels somewhere deep within. But Julius' comfortable routine is suffers a crippling blow when, in short order, his girlfriend walks out, he's fired from his job, and his father figure suddenly dies. Jack was the only dad Julius ever knew; he took him in as his own when Julius' father died, and now in death he's willed him his sole asset - a run-down bar that should have been condemned years ago. Subsequently consumed by loneliness and desperation, Julius finds himself spending more and more time with Jack's estranged daughter Erica (Laura Keys). Erica is the queen of the "quick-fix" solution, and before long Julius is convinced that his life is still on the right track. But Erica's intentions may not be as noble as Julius initially assumes. Before long Julius has fallen in love with Erica, and he's thoughtlessly following her straight into the abyss. His money now lost to drugs and terrifying hallucinations causing him to quickly lose his grip on reality, Julius will have to look past the drugs and find out what's really corroding his soul if he ever hopes to step off this dangerous path and finally pull his life together.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Cast

Marty Sader
as Julius
Laura Keys
as Erica
Josh Taback
as Billy
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Critic Reviews for Most High

All Critics (2)

Most High is about the very nature of addiction. It paints an eerily accurate picture of how a Normal Joe can quickly end up in the dankest pits of despair.

Full Review… | October 11, 2004
eFilmCritic.com

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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Most High

½

this independent film shows a man by the name julius who in the beginning, has everything going for him. he has a girlfriend who he was in love with, yet lost the connection with. after they broke up he concentrated solely on his job working with the mental handicapped. his life begins to change when his guardian dies and finds love with a childhood friend. as time goes on he gets into heavy drugs such as speed and methamphetamine which aids his world beginning to collapse. the main character marty sader does an exceptional job acting as a "dopehead," expressing the pain and suffering that comes with addiction. it was very well done yet i felt had something left to offer.

Matthew R
Matthew R
½

What simply is astounding about this film is the transforming performance by the filmmaker himself Marty Sader. The physical change his body goes through is astonishing.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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