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MDMA (2017)

Angie X (original title)
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In 1984, the most powerful drug dealer on the west coast was a 19 year old coed. Based on actual events.

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Angie Wang

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Cast

Credited cast:
Francesca Eastwood ... Jeanine
Elisa Donovan ... Mary
Yetide Badaki ... Anita
Pierson Fode ... Alex
Noah Segan ... Lior
Annie Q. ... Angie
Henry Zaga ... Donnie
Ron Yuan ... Michael
Sydney Van Delft ... College Student
Jackie Dallas ... Waitress
Vermyttya Erahn ... Club Goer (as Vermyttya Brown)
Joseph John Schirle ... Stephen Rockwell
Gary Terranova ... Tall Dark Man
Angie Wang ... Boss Lady
Alice Ko ... Mourner
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"Angie" (Annie Q), a damaged girl from a tough urban background, is accepted at a prestigious university in the 80s. When her financial aid is cut, she breaks into the organic chemistry lab and synthesizes the drug Ecstasy. She becomes one of the west coast's largest distributors of "X," cutting deals on campus and in posh nightclubs. Her dual life as "model minority" coed and profit-driven drug dealer is further complicated by her desire to help "Bree," a young girl from the ghetto who reminds Angie of her own dark past. She lives the high life until her recklessness instigates a sudden tragedy from which she may not recover. Will she learns to give and receive the love necessary to transcend her past and step into the light?

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Higher Learning Can Be Pure Ecstasy

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cardinal X See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Partially based on director Angie Wang's youth. She has a silent cameo in the film as the woman who notices the protagonist in the club and gives her a look. See more »

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Angie: You're the gayest straight man that I've ever met.
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Honest and brave
21 October 2018 | by josephmoranyupSee all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect when my girlfriend dragged me to a screening of this film I was expecting to take a nap but found myself sucked in.

"Angie" played by Annie Q is a fiery, broken girl who decides to break bad and make MDMA in her school lab and sell it to help pay for school. The story arc is typical, it's fun until it's not, and those who fall into her orb don't fare well.

However, despite her pitfalls and demons, manages to get up and keep fighting.. She's a heroine (and an Asian woman at that!) who is rich, complex and fights for redemption.

The acting is incredible. Annie Q delivers in the lead role. Francesca Eastwood is electrifying as the rich preppy roommate "Jeanine"( not sure about the costume choices when we first meet her but hey) . I agree with the Hollywood Reporter write up of her performance. Look for some incredible moments. Scott Takeda sells the likeable nerdy sidekick. Two standouts in what could have been melodramatic throwaway performances were Ron Yun as "Michael" the hard ass dad and Yetide Badaki as "Anita" the crack mother. Each of these powerful actors brought a depth and as the filmmaker, the "real Angie" put it, humanity to 2 archetypal bad parents.

There is some sex that seemed gratuitous to me until my girlfriend explained it through a chick's view. I'll let her write about that though. I will say that every red blooded boy enjoys a good threesome scene without being exposed to too much male nudity.

i enjoyed this film far more than I thought i would. DIdn't nap at all. And it stuck with me, making me think for a weeks. The filmmaker says that she wanted to inspire empathy and she did.

I almost didn't watch this movie because of some of these negative user reviews, but I think they're all from one or two people who seem to have some personal beef or forgot their meds. I looked at the critics reviews which were mixed but seemed to agree that the film has merit. MDMA is film that has flaws, but I give it 9 stars for heart.


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