Instant Repeater 99
(by Karl Gustafsson (as Karl Åke Gustafsson), Martin Hederos, Ebbot Lundberg (as Torbjörn Lundberg),
Björn Olsson, Christian Person, Fredrick Sandsten (as Frederik Sandsten))
Performed by Soundtrack of Our Lives
By Arrangement with Warner Music Sweden / Warner Strategic Marketing UK
Used by kind permission of Universal Music Publishing Ltd See more »
In the genre of "drug films" this one has to be, in my opinion, one of the best. The aesthetics and dynamics are spot on. The gritty, filthy and discordant atmosphere encrusted around the typical meth-head's life looks and feels like the real deal here. John Leguizamo and Mena Suvari are dead on in their portrayals of two dysfunctional people in a relationship mixed with sex, love and drugs (or more appropriately, love FOR drugs). Mickey Rourke's character conveys a menacing presence delivered through the actor's characteristic cool and laid back style. Of course Brittany Murphy's character is a continuous delight and pleasure to behold in every way. Even the police presence is entertaining.
The whole package gives the feel of being right there. Not to mention a "healthy dose" of delusional hallucinations for you to chew on in between heart palpitations. If you're looking for a great "druggie" film with a strong comedic undertone, I guarantee you'll get your fix with this one.
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