It’s hard not to get the impression that The Wolf of Wall Street is saying drugs are hilarious and a lot of fun.
In the film “Smashed,” recovering alcoholic Kate refutes the AA maxim that “your worst day sober is better than your best day drunk.” She admits she had some fun times on the sauce—but she doesn’t regret the decision to get sober.
More than a half-century separates the two films, yet both offer timeless portraits of addiction that neither glamorize nor sensationalize the disease.
The biggest fallacy of the new film, “Savages,” is its depiction of the marijuana trade as a simple case of good guys vs. bad guys: innocent California pot growers/dealers finding themselves unwittingly entangled with The Big Bad Mexican Drug Cartel.
After watching the outlandish, yet entertaining movie Project X, we had to wonder: How would the teenage versions of ourselves have responded to the film?