This film was intensely emotional, and I would recommend that you go when you’re in the right mood and that you bring a satchel of tissues with you because if you’re anything like me you’ll be shedding quite a few tears throughout this film. I literally cried the entire film, the poor girl sitting next to me turned to her friend and said ‘The girl next to me hasn’t stopped crying the entire movie’.
The film was told in a non-linear fashion toggling between scenes of Nic Sheff as an innocent little boy and scenes of him as a teenager struggling with a growing addiction to drugs.
What really made this film, was the performances, Chalamet’s in particular. He has quickly become one of my favourite male actors. He gave outstanding breakthrough performances in ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and ‘Lady Bird’ last year and this film just solidified him as one of my all-time favourites. He is a truly gifted performer who brings realism to the screen in a way we have never seen before, at least not in my opinion. He doesn’t overdue the daughnting task of playing a crystal meth addict, which would be so easy to do. Instead he plays a humanized version of someone struggling with an addiction.
Steve Carall and all of the other performers do a wonderful job in this film as well, but for me, I couldn’t take my eyes off of Chalamet.
Nick's Rating: 8/10
Lauren's Rating: 8/10
(100/10 for Chalamet’s performance, bring on the oscar!)