Movie Analysis : ' Drugstore Cowboy ' Essay

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2. Drugstore Cowboy I mention in one of my pages that I appreciate truth in film. This film is a shining example of that. This film explores the lives of people addicted to serious drugs. It opens with the ending of the story. Bob is seen in the back of an ambulance, then we go to the rest of the story through flashback, showing us how he got to this point. Bob and his wife Diane like to do drugs such as morphine and cocaine. To keep their drugs coming in they end up stealing prescription bottles from pharmacies just searching for the next high. One cop starts to take notice so they get up and move to another town. Not much later one of their crew dies of an overdose and they have to move the body from a hotel to their car, almost getting caught in the process. Eventually his addiction catches up with him and it all ends with a serious injury. I enjoyed how even though they show him in the ambulance at the start of the film, it did not spoil the end. I have seen other movies do this and sometimes it helps you guess how it is going to end, but here they keep you guessing. What I really liked about this film is that it is dark and gritty. It does not glorify the drug life, it tells the truth about it. None of the actors or actresses are meant to look good, you can see the wear and tear on their faces and bodies. The film is also shot in a documentary style, making it feel like a twisted home movie. This film is not afraid to be aesthetically unpleasing, and…

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