Cam’s review published on Letterboxd:
”I can’t feel the my face”
Welcome to Ted Demme’s Cocaine Cowboys!
It’s the Goodfellas of drug running, complete with a killer cast and a ton of montages all set to a kick-ass soundtrack.
Johnny Depp carries the movie as we follow him through several decades of the highs and lows of a life of crime. Paul Reubens is great as the pot dealing hairdresser and Rachel Griffiths is outstanding as the worst mother a drug lord could ever hope for.
Although it’s not a perfect by any means, I always felt it was under-appreciated. I suspect it’s because even though the first half kicks off with a ton of fun and energy, the second half spends a huge amount of time on the aftermath of the downfall, which sets the whole thing up for an incredibly depressing finish.
“It was the greatest feeling I ever had.
Followed abruptly by the worst feeling I ever had”