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Most High (2004)

Set against the backdrop of crystal meth abuse, Most High is a painfully intimate examination of a young man in crisis. Drugs are incidental. Nonjudgmental yet brutally honest, Most High ... See full summary »

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Marty Sader
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8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marty Sader ... Julius
Laura Keys ... Erica
Kenyon Robertson Kenyon Robertson ... Al
Josh Taback ... Billy
John Klemantaski ... Doctor Brewster
Sarah Scott Sarah Scott ... Jessie
Nick Roberts Nick Roberts ... Jack
Ringo Hayden Ringo Hayden ... May
Regina Berger ... Zandra
Matt Stasi ... Miles
Tony Savant ... James
Tom Adams Tom Adams ... Jason (as Thomas Joseph Adams)
Kim Beuché ... Nurse Mary (as Kim Beuche)
Jen McAllister ... Mother
Dana Walsh Dana Walsh ... Dr. O'brien
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Set against the backdrop of crystal meth abuse, Most High is a painfully intimate examination of a young man in crisis. Drugs are incidental. Nonjudgmental yet brutally honest, Most High explores cause rather than effect. It forces us to reflect upon our own vices, whatever they may be, and ask ourselves what we are trying to avoid by indulging in them. Written by secondactfilms@msn.com

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$180,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the best films of the year
2 September 2004 | by williamsbrosSee all my reviews

MOST HIGH is a startlingly powerful debut feature from writer-director-actor Marty Sader, who gained 35 pounds and then lost nearly 100 pounds during a 2-year shoot that resulted in a tour de force performance and simply one of the best films of 2004. We first saw this film at Indiefest in Chicago in August 2004, where it virtually swept the fest's awards. Brilliantly written and acted by Sader and co-writer/co-star Laura Keys, MOST HIGH has all the soul yet none of the pretense of other anti-drug movies like REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. But this is no after-school special or "just say no" infomercial. It's a spot-on character study of incredible depth and nuance. Sader's character, reeling from the loss of his father, his girlfriend and his job, could just as easily have fallen into depression instead of drug addiction and spiraled to the same depths. The arrival of Sader is reminiscent of the debut of Steven Soderbergh; he's that kind of talent, plus some, since he also is an actor with formidable chops. Seek out this film and everything that comes afterward from this new, major talent.


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