The ultimate speed freak's tale.
Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up with his old girlfriend, Amy.
SPOILER ALERT: Drugs are bad.
Like Requiem for a Dream, but a way more realized and less melodramatic take on addiction. Also Mickey Rourke is putting on some great work in this role and certainly indicates what would be his stellar return to acting a few years later in a far more enjoyable Aronofsky film.
Bold. Brittany Murphy is junkie bold.
In this 'meth-lab-bust-chaos' of a film the keen viewer realises the narrative and the misgivings of the plot when or if constipated because of some junk he shot up his arm last evening, or was it afternoon or maybe Tuesday?
God bless her soul. Murphy's edginess was something I could relate to, like how I appreciate and respect Ledger for locking himself in a hotel room to become Jack Napier. Both met an early demise. I guess I'm only projecting my fascination with 'The 27 Club'. Ledger missed it by one year and Murphy by five.
However, it is the heart-rending and agonising and distressing and tormented and genius monologue in the end that…
Spun is the movie before 8 Mile were Brittany Murphy plays herself. Oh shit I'm going to straight to hell!
Wild carousel of drug dealers, drug addicts and drug makers pulls out all stops to give an unflinching, amorally entertaining and shamelessly graphic ride into sexy and violent psychedelia (so much so that more than 50 shots have been modified with blur effects or black bars to hide the most explicit details!). Constantly inventive, effortlessly over-the-top, a film that fully earns the right to enclose a homage to John Waters.
(Be Warned: even in its R-rated version, film is EXTREMELY explicit)
Good movie. Very indie.
If you're gonna watch it, you gotta commit, because otherwise you'll turn it off.
Weird, but definitely worth watching.
A failed attempt at creating yet another addiction film. Less melodramatic when compared to Requiem for a Dream but has nothing on Trainspotting.
I do miss Brittany Murphy though.
A bit too crazy for my blood
Spun is one sick movie, which is good. It's also very sophomoric with homophobic undertones, which is not good. But if poor taste ever had a home, it's here. Everyone on board is committed to the dark and debaucherous world of methamphetamine.
For a hyper-active drug movie, it ushers forth a deep emotional resonance. All the crazy editing and visual effects aren't there just for show. They have a purpose that is attached to feelings. The highway sequence where Ross and Nikki are driving is some next-level shit. They ramble on at each other in dueling monologues of self-delusion, reciting their hopes and dreams that have been good and dead for some time, they just don't know it yet. All…
tbh what im talking abt!! ya!!!
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas meets Trainspotting meets Bug. Absolute paranoia and insanity with some creepy editing and disgusting gritty dirty close ups. Got a bit of a thing for films that genuinely make me feel like i need a shower afterwards. Sad to see Almost Famous’ usually adorable Patrick Fugit as a greasy acne ridden drug loaded teen but what can you do. A wild ride indeed.
You won't know which end is up after this grimy trip down the rabbit hole of crystal culture.
For everyone who idolizes the Heisenberg character on Breaking Bad, this is what his product is doing to his "consumers." It's nothing to be proud of.
Nikki: Fuckin' fuckface fucker.
The Cook: Nice titties. Small ass.
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