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Junkie is a pitch black comedy about two heavily addicted, drug addled brothers, Danny (Daniel Louis Rivas) and Nicky (Robert LaSardo). When Danny decides he's going clean, Nicky reacts ... See full summary »

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Junkie is a pitch black comedy about two heavily addicted, drug addled brothers, Danny (Daniel Louis Rivas) and Nicky (Robert LaSardo). When Danny decides he's going clean, Nicky reacts aggressively, driving Danny from one insane experience to another as a whole host of bizarre, surreal characters descend on their house, all with grievances to bear, debts to reclaim or trouble to cause. As Danny's life spirals out of control he must fight tooth and nail to kick the habit and rescue himself from the personal hell Nicky has consigned him to, whilst simultaneously attempting to repair the deeply damaged relationships with his increasingly bizarre friends and family. Written by Anonymous

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Controversial BlackHumor/ strong drama
25 February 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

To begin, I watched this movie with the idea it wasn't going to be anything that spectacular from seeing the low rating here but I dare to give some things a go and I know my interests can be different to others so i delved in and I was not disappointed.

Junkie follows the distorted life of Danny(Daniel Louis Rivas), a confused addict to many addictions with no sure way of coming clean, especially under the guidance of his lunatic, multi-faced house mate Nicky ( Robert LaSardo). As Danny's life unravels and all the colorful people of his life invade his head and home, Danny attempts to lock horns with old devils to save himself.

This is a nice fresh look at addiction, not quite as home hitting as Requiem For A Dream or as distorted as Train Spotting, but the blending of black humor and serious drama is a fantastic union that co-encides wonderfully. The humor is crude, the drama, (I was surprised there actually was quite a lot), was intense and the point was driven and important and very poetic.

Very happy to see Robert LaSardo in a main role, very good acting on his behalf and well used actor to character.

This film takes an open mind to appreciate, don't go too far down the rabbit hole and you will see what it really is.

The film did have some rocky moments, that the humor comes right on the heels of the violence and drama but that could strenghten the sporadic feel of Danny's addicts view.

Also, don't listen to anybody that say's it's a Fight Club rip off, this is about redemption from Addiciton not redemption through self destroying.


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