An entertaining and engaging look at the issue of drug smuggling
Although this film feels like it was made Guy Richie standing over Greg McManus' shoulder, this is still an interesting and entertaining short film that makes a really good job of dealing with the issue of westerners acting as mules. It doesn't get near the emotional impact of Maria Full of Grace, but it takes a more humorous approach that works better and will appeal more to the target audience who can maybe relate to the subject. Although I don't think it is a massive problem amongst white western youth, I can see it being an issue worthy of raising and the flashback, to-camera delivery works well. Asides from Damien's discussions are generally quite funny and imaginative without taking away from the seriousness of the point.
The delivery did remind me of Lock Stock etc at times but the film doesn't really glamorise the act of smuggling so perhaps it is an unfair comparison in regards material. Burrows is convincing and makes the "to-camera" stuff work well. Overall then, a worthy little film that is entertaining and interesting. The delivery may not sing out originality but this is a minor problem and the film is worth finding if you get the chance.
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