November 22, 2012
Not What I Expected - thought provoking
We saw this as part of a holiday tradition where we see movies the night before Thanksgiving. We all thought that this was an action movie similar to Unstoppable, but we were clearly not informed! What we did see was a thoughtful portrayal of an addict and the consequences that result from choices. While the protagonist is by no means a hero, you still care about what happens. It doesn't have neat endings, as drama in real life wouldn't either, but it left you with a lot of questions to discuss, which is good. I don't know if the depiction of cocaine's effect is 100% accurate, it seemed almost an endorsement for this dangerous drug, but I did like this movie and think it will stimulate some great conversations. It also could be a wake up call for people who might be going down the same path, but it would be subtle, non preachy call.
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