Jonas Åkerlund's "Spun" was largely dismissed by critics at the time of its release. I disagreed then as I do now. Akerlund's experimental, dark, grim, comical and twisted plunge into addiction is a unique and adrenaline-fueled subversively entertaining ride of a movie.
A speed freak who's insanity seems to be hanging on by a strained thread is led into a three day bender of an adventure after his stripper/dealer pulls him into the meth-cook who creates "the fuel" upon which this junkie lives.
As tragic as it is funny. Profane yet sometimes touching. Akerlund never let's up on his hyper-drive style. Mickey Rourke resurrected his career, Brittany Murphy breaks your heart, John Leguizamo makes us laugh and Jason Schwartzman is our very unreliable protagonist.
"Spun" is not worried about the fact that it offends and shocks. It doesn't care what we think. It is an amazing work of art.