3rd Street, between Avenues A and B (closer to A) * New York City * USA
Tully, 75 mins, 2006)
flip side of the sunshine state. COCAINE ANGELis caked with legitimate,
unforgettable grime, one that makes similar Hollywood efforts seem as
fake as an orange juice commercial."
American low-budget highlight, first-time director Michael Tully's convincingly
grimy Cocaine Angel goes a long way toward rescuing the addiction drama
from junkie stereotypes and self-help cliches, thanks in no small part
to star/screenwriter Damian Lahey, whose shambling presence is well matched
by his gift for free-ranging monologues.”
impressive about the film is its conclusion, which hits just the right
note of optimism; Scott may be doomed, but the world he's living in turns
out to have a little bit of beauty in it after all.”
GOOD NIGHT TO ALL OF IT.
With unflinching realism and dark humor, COCAINE ANGEL captures a tragic week in the life of a weary young drug addict who is clinging to the remnants of his once hopeful existence amidst the stink, the sweat, and unforgiving heat of Jacksonville, Florida.
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