The Basketball Diaries (1995)

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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
  • Time: 102 min
  • Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama
  • Director: Scott Kalvert
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Bruno Kirby

Storyline:

Jim Carroll is a high school basketball player. His life centers around the basketball, and his dream is being a basketball star. Once in a while he gets stoned with his friends, and step by step, he falls into the dark world of crime and drugs. Once his mother expelled him out of the house, he goes into the streets of New York, and together with his friends they take drugs for which they steal, rob and even kill. As the time pass, Jim’s situation becomes worse. It looks like he will never get out from the his drug addiction.

One review

  • A powerful and realistic story about a teenager, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who personally takes you through his free fall into a world of drug abuse. The fact that its based on a true story and the impressive performance from DiCaprio only involves you more and more into the story until you feel as if you know each and every character. “The Basketball Diaries” is a heartbreaking film you have to see, the plot is very touching.

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