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.
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.
John Leguizamo's hilariously paranoid drug dealing Character is dragged and dropped into 2015's American Ultra, sunglasses and all, a full 12 years later. You sympathize with some of the characters her & its not a bad road movie, but I see a sneering hipster crowd behind it, in that its a Cinemax crime thriller, aka Matthew Bright's 1996 Freeway, intentionally turned up to 11 for scene reasons
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.