Blow (2001)

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Blow (2001)
  • Time: 124 min
  • Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama
  • Director: Ted Demme
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente

Storyline:
A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950’s. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George’s father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960’s, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960’s, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

One comment

  • “Blow” is an interesting film about the drug industry with solid performances and a fairly entertaining plot – surprisingly enough, based on real events. Johnny Depp shows his versatile acting skills and plays his role brilliantly. The pacing is fast and it never gets boring. This movie does a good job showing the deception and dangers of the profession, and how everything that touches these people gets destroyed or lost. If you like films such as Goodfellas and Scarface, you’ll love “Blow” too.

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