Its got John C.Reilly in it! Yay! He’s great in every scene he’s in, love him! “People say I look like Hans Solo.”
Mark Wahlberg doe not look 17, nice try though.
Eddie’s [Wahlberg] mum is so horrible in this movie and I know that there are mums out there that do act that way towards their child and it makes me love my mum even more for being so wonderful to me. There is a bit of a ‘mum theme’ going on as Eddie longs for a loving mother and its weird because he finds one in Amber [Julianne Moore] and get they have sex for the camera. It sounds weird but that doesn’t actually loose the motherly-love which is just WEIRD! How the hell did Anderson [director] do that?!
If you’re a curvy or big girl, this movie will make you feel just that bit more fat because there’s a lot of skinnies in this movie but that’s expected as those were the body types of the porn business in those days.
This movie shows you two sides to the porn industry; the nice, polite, friendly/family side and then the down side. The down side takes a long time to get to and should have been brought in sooner and a lot more on it as it just felt like Anderson went “oh yeah, you do get addicted to drugs when you do crack, oops, must slide that in there”.
Tehehe, he’s called ‘Dirk’ and all I could do whenever his name was mentioned was think of Team America [Derka derka, Mohammed Jihad].
Aw, poor Scotty! He’s so confused and looks so in love. Sad face.
OH MY GOD! HE SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD AND YOU SEE THE BLOOD AND EVERYTHING! EW!
There was a quite interesting small scene where the Colonel [the main funding guy] says a line about why he had child pornography. We often to hear why the peadophiles do/watch what they do so I thought it was interesting to hear it from their point of view. It was still incredibly sick and disgusting and made me want to vomit but you don’t often hear them, you just hear about what they did.
If you watch this movie, be prepared for a whole lot of coke snorting. A LOT. Its horrible to watch.
I know that there are scenes needed to give some characters more depth but I felt that they weren’t needed as we understood the characters perfectly before.
There was a good editing scene where it cut between two sexual scenes; Jack films Rollergirl in a limo with some guy who turns out to be the guy who bullied her in school and Eddie with a guy. Both scenes take a turn for the worst and end in violence and it was very interesting to see the different sides.
The film spans over 70s and 80s and the only way you can really tell is by the clothes and thanks to watching Ashes to Ashes [which is back for a third season soon! Yay!] I knew the era had changed to the 80s.
It’s a good film and a good idea but it runs on for too long and there’s not enough about the dark side of the drug addition. Maybe I’m expecting too much Trainspotting but whatever, there didn’t seem to be enough on it.