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Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Sport  |  17 April 2000 (USA)
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When a charismatic teenager falters under constant pressure from his parents and school, he makes a potentially deadly mistake.

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Max Hanson is a gifted artist. But he likes ice hockey better. His mother puts him under constant pressure to pursue his artistic career. He finally collapses under this pressure when he falls for classmate Molly who introduces him to parties and drugs. Everything goes down from there with Max losing all he cares for: Ice hockey and even Molly. After running away from home his mom tries to bring him back but not without the final confrontation. Written by <anya199@hotmail.com>

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A realistic, engaging story
15 November 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Max Hanson (Jonathan Jackson) feels pressured on all sides. His mother wants one thing for him, his friends want another. Max isn't sure what he really wants for himself. Then he meets Molly (Carly Pope). Molly is everything that Max isn't. Free, happy, open. He starts dating her, and she gets him on drugs. Turns out she isn't so free or happy after all. And neither is Max anymore.

We follow Max in his downward spiral to addiction. We see him begin to lose everything he has worked for, family, friends, hockey, school, painting... Instead, his life turns to one of drugs, sex, crime, highs, and lows.

The acting is incredible, especially for a made-for-TV movie, and look for Hayden Christensen in a bit part as Orin Krieg, one of Max's friends (the hockey goalie and video store clerk). JoBeth Williams is outstanding as Max's overbearing mother.

If you can find it, this one is worth viewing.


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