Charming and picturesque film about 2 pathetic ripoff junkies down on their luck in the streets of Dublin. Nothing seems to go right for them. Really this is a very sweet buddy film, even though it's about a couple of disgusting junkies. Very helpful for me that this Irish film had English subs, although strangely, the Irish brogue was transliterated rather than translated.
A beautiful, but not too beautiful, film about a pair of unbeautiful losers, Adam & Paul is a shaggy dog, junkie-Beckett buddy-movie, a day in the life that begins and ends on the outskirts of nowhere, shuffling and scraping through Dublin -- and the remnants of a pre-fallen life -- in the meantime. Almost too sweetly low-down at times -- due mostly to its jauntily lilting soundtrack -- but brilliantly funny and sad.
It's a shame the authors feared the audience won't understand some of the ideas laid out in the film, so we got a couple of scenes that are out of place, feeling too explanatory and unnecessary. Those are the only weak moments in otherwise realistic, often funny and interesting portrait of Dublin youth living on a margin of existence. Great choice of locations.