28 May 2005 | dbborroughs
Well acted decent into hell
This is the autobiographical story of a young girl who gets hooked on crack and worse. At times this is an incredibly painful film to watch as we go through what it takes to live on the street and to get enough money to get that days fix. The performances are more often than not right on and the film can carry you along in rather unpleasant ways. The trouble is that as good as the film is it can, at times, come off clichéd. This is not the first film to depict life of an addict and so some of it seems like we've seen it all before. The film making is at times too polished and it grinds against the grittiness of the story.
My rating of 6 out of 10 might be a bit low. Intitally I was more up with the film, however in reading on the film I cam across a few negative reviews and my thoughts of the film have been undergoing a revision due to valid points that were made. Still I recommend the film to anyone who likes real life stories, or independent film making.