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Body Brokers (2021)

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Brought to Los Angeles for treatment, a recovering junkie soon learns that the rehab center is not about helping people, but a cover for a multi-billion-dollar fraud operation that enlists addicts to recruit other addicts.

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John Swab

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John Swab
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne Wind Suzanne Wind ... New West Commercial (voice)
Frank Grillo ... Vin
Alice Englert ... Opal
Samone James Samone James ... Cashier
Jack Kilmer ... Utah
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Wood
Mark Stephen Ward Mark Stephen Ward ... Magic Mark
Jessica Rothe ... May
Melissa Leo ... Dr. White
Sam Quartin ... Tina
Owen Campbell ... Sid
Steve Bruner Steve Bruner ... Ronnie
Renée Willett ... Penny (as Renee Willett)
Caroline McKenzie ... Polly
Thomas Dekker ... Jacko
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Utah (Jack Kilmer) and Opal (Alice Englert) are junkies living on the streets of rural Ohio until a seemingly chance encounter with the enigmatic Wood (Michael Kenneth Williams) brings them to Los Angeles for drug treatment. Utah appears to find sobriety with the help of treatment center shrink, Dr. White (Melissa Leo), and tech turned love interest, May (Jessica Rothe). They soon learn that drug treatment is but a cover for a predatory business, enlisting addicts to recruit other addicts. Utah is no exception. Wood and his drug treatment mogul partner, Vin (Frank Grillo), take Utah under their wing, introducing him to the good life, though Utah's addiction remains his biggest obstacle. Written by Jeremy M. Rosen (producer)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong drug content, pervasive language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Busy Earnin'
Written by Josh Lloyd-Watson (as Joshua Lloyd-Watson) and Thomas McFarland
Performed by Jungle
Used by permission of Kobalt Songs Music Publishing
Courtesy of XL Recording Ltd
www.xlrecordings.com
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Surprisingly good and easy to relate to
19 February 2021 | by a-kastenasSee all my reviews

It's a good drama. I would like to thank all the people involved for making it. Writing, acting all good.

The good thing about this movie is also the presence of explanations. These "insertions" explain some of the more complicated events by providing real life context to it. It has a bit of "big short" feeling to, albeit the stories could be more far apart from each other.

I am happy I watched it by accident. I don't normally watch drama movies about drugs, but this one is different. It is a slow burner - very light and comedy like in the beginning til it eventually escalates to the end, which in a weird way happens to be the beginning of the movie also. It is a hidden gem. A cyclic slow burner in terms of story-building. It made me sad and made me think about events of the movie. Only good movies do that.

Well played, well played. Suberb writing.


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English

Release Date:

19 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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