If “Celebrity Rehab” leaves you wanting more time with rehab-ready types, these 4 movie drug addicts who just needed a fix will serve as desperate, scratching reminders to just say no. How can something that feels so good be so wrong? Well, a very dark side comes along for the ride where drugs are involved. These classic addicts show all the grimy details of the drug lifestyle, from open sores on the face, doing anything for a fix and the constant lying to everyone all the time. The long and lonely road to hitting bottom can also provide some award time attention, just ask Jolie and Bale.
The Fighter just delivered Christian Bale the Oscar and a slew of awards for his scary skinny Dicky Eklund– big brother, fight coach and crack addict. Bale brings the mugging, nervous charm of the hopeless addict to life and makes it hard to hate Dicky, especially with his doting, if crazy, mother enabling him into a close approximation of functioning. As Dr. Drew loves to say, addiction is a family disease and the crazy, Southie Ward clan in “The Fighter” almost makes crack understandable. Until younger brother, Micky (Mark Wahlberg), pays the price for Dicky’s behavior. Then, Dicky begins the slow, pathetic crawl out of his own mess.