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Curtis's Charm (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  18 October 1996 (USA)
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This film, based on a Jim Carroll short story, recounts the tale of Curtis and his encounter with voodoo. Curtis is a drug addict who has become paranoid, thinking that his wife's mother ... See full summary »

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Curtis
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Jim
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Cookie
Barbara Barnes-Hopkins ...
Voodoo Ma
Aron Tager ...
Park Worker
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Spitting White Trash Thug
Trent Carr ...
Thug
Dale Harrison ...
Thug
Brian Clancy ...
The Killer
John Dondertman ...
Furry Pimp
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Man in Restaurant
Bruno Bryniarski ...
Dealer
Mary Sylwester ...
Hooker
KEi ...
Junkie
Trevor Black ...
Junkie
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This film, based on a Jim Carroll short story, recounts the tale of Curtis and his encounter with voodoo. Curtis is a drug addict who has become paranoid, thinking that his wife's mother has cast evil spells on him. He meets his friend Jim and asks him for help in counteracting her black magic. Jim tries to reason with his friend, but when that fails, he decides to play along and make him a talisman. Drawing a snake on a scrap of paper and mumbling an incantation, Jim gives him this charm. This immediately solves Curtis's problems...or does it? Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Jim: I know you have a chemical disposition for being impatient, so I'll get to the point.
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You Get the Best of Me (She Gets the Rest)
Written by Blair Peckham and Daniel LeBlanc
Performed by Jamie Watling
1995 No.1 Imperfects/LaBlanc Czech Music/SOCAN
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Well made drug culture character study
30 January 2001 | by (Vancouver B.C.) – See all my reviews

Both Rennie and Maurice Dean Wint are excellent as drug culture participants, one of whom is coping better than the other. Rennie in particular seems comfortable in the skin of his character, possibly his truest work. He also narrates the story penned by Jim Carrol. Somewhat bleak, but never boring, this is a good choice for a second feature to bring home from the video store. At slightly over an hour running time, there are no wasted scenes. The grainy black and white photography adds to the atmosphere nicely.


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