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Adam & Paul (2004)

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This movie follows a day in the life of 2 Dublin Heroin addicts, Adam and Paul. Adam is the taller and slightly smarter of the two while Paul is his sidekick... See full synopsis »

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This movie follows a day in the life of 2 Dublin Heroin addicts, Adam and Paul. Adam is the taller and slightly smarter of the two while Paul is his sidekick... See full synopsis »

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While shooting this movie, the director also had to keep shooting commercial video clips, his regular money job, because of the very low film budget. See more »

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When Adam is high on heroin and lying down on a street bench (1hr07), the closeup of his eye shows a partially dilated pupil. Heroin would cause the pupils to contract to pinpricks. See more »

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Excellent. A window into life as a heroin addict in Dublin.
1 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Adam and Paul are two likable losers. They wake up sick and need to get some money together to score with. As they get more strung out, their objective becomes more difficult and the people they meet only hamper them further.

I'm a recovering addict myself, and as such I recognised the characters in this film and that made me giggle. I thought it was well acted and directed. Its portrayal of a users life was so spot on, I think the writer must have had a habit at some point or at least lived in that world as one for some time. Saying that, its worth mentioning that not all addicts turn into losers. I never stole or ripped off anyone. Smack is so cheap now that its possible to keep a substantial habit together on even a warehouse workers's pay and I have friends that have very good jobs that were in the same boat. You'd be surprised! Keeping your life together is dull though and no-one wants to watch a film about that.

I don't think this film has any deep message, other than 'a heroin addicts life isn't nice' but it has some good laughs and is very entertaining.

The only film I can make a comparison to is Trainspotting, but its very different from that and in my opinion better (Trainspotting was a bit too trippy). I hope it does just as well at the box office.

I can't wait to get the DVD!


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