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The Low Down (2000)
unheroic and student-relevant
expect a low budget, independent social drama that you'll find on TV at a late hour / early morning time slot.
i'd been meaning to see this for a while since it features the quintessential actress of such social explorations - Kate Ashfield, who EXCELS in this kind of narrative and style environment. she genuinely makes these kinds of movies a shade more watchable.
its not a hyper entertaining movie that you'd gather your friends round to watch, rather its something that a film or art student ought to watch because it simply possibly 'applies' to your future trade, its likely to be relevant in some way or another to you.
its very unheroic with a familiar plot, populated by familiar characters doing the kinds of familiar things you see everyday. but thats what make soap operas popular right? films don't always need explosions and vested heroes.
the Low Down is simply an early-twenty-something kitchen sink drama with no frills, nor grit. pretty much life as you've lived it or are about to live it. a good way to spend an hour and a half with a cuppa. your eyes may wander every so often but Ashfield will draw them back in.