Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Chumscrubber


Another one of my favorite movies of all time- the Chumscrubber. Its a movie about a seemingly ideal society decaying to human nature. It begins with the suicide of Troy, a feel-good drug dealer. Except, even though Troy is dead, the demand for his pills are not. The story essentially follows Troy's best friend, Dean, through a series of attempts to get the drugs from Troy's room because threats from a group of high school bullies. If you have not seen this movie, you should!

*On a side note- I realized that this was the 2nd movie I've posted that features the acting of Carrie-Anne Moss. This was purely coincidental. 

My question for you is- how do you feel about "happy pills"? Do you think its a travesty on society or is the only thing that may keep people from letting their negativity take over themselves? Or somewhere in between?

10 comments:

  1. never seen it before, I may watch it sometime though!

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  2. somewhere in between. Not everyone is strong enough to deal with issues. Some need that boost to not spiral down into the abysmal of negativity. +following.

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  3. I need to check that movie out. Also I think happy pills and I guess all pills in general are good in moderation, I've seen people withdraw that have had pills for months straight. Not pretty

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  4. Hahaha it looks interesting, but, only one drug dealer for a whole town?

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  5. There's not a single point in our history where we humans haven't used drugs as a wonderful sort of escape from our dreary lives. They have ups and downs. Not a black-and-white issue.

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  6. I don't have anything against drugs.. chocolate is a drug too. It's all about having self control.

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  7. There are some fucked up drugs though. Like krokodil. :(

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  8. A tough issue for sure. People have been using sedatives and other mood altering substances since the dawn of time.

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  9. looks pretty good actually. happy pills aren't as good as satisfying goals or the feeling of real accomplishment.

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  10. I really liked this movie too, and other movies in the genre. I was recommended this by someone after I watched Donnie Darko. Anyways, good review, and interesting question to ponder. +1 follower

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