One of the movies you add to your que out of curiosity then forget about till it arrives. I didn't dislike the film as much as others but it was pretty irritating. I didn't feel there was a lot of insight to drug use, it felt more like exploitation some have offered up the idea that it's actually satire but if so that was lost on me. Schwartzman and Murphy bring some nice pathos though. Has redeeming qualities.
Listen to your parents when they tell you meth is bad, mkay? However, DO watch this film if you want to see stuff like John Leguizamo's character, twacked out of his gourd, jump up and down on a bed while naked and masturbating into a sock, having phone sex....
The visual style plays perfect with the drug addiction of the characters in fiction, and are consistent with your actions to get high. Close-ups , quick cuts , it gives a very fast environment and a lot of adrenaline to the role of Rose.
Just noticed now, after watching Spun, that Jonas Åkerlund is also the director of Small Apartments. I don't really know the rest of his filmography, but I have to say that I'd like to watch more movies in a similar style of this two. Very indie, trashy but lovely kind of film. Lastly, amazing acoustic version of Iron Maiden's The Number of the Beast in the opening scene.
Pretty cracked. This movie did well in that it made you feel like you were on meth amphetamine. Fairly disjointed narrative. The cinematography was pretty original, but it just came across as overly ambitious and erratic. The only genuinely believable and likeable character was Nicki, and even then they didn't explore her full potential.