Screen Junkies » 24 hour party people http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:45:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Anti-Drug Films That Make Us Really Want To Do Drugs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-anti-drug-films-that-make-us-really-want-to-do-drugs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-anti-drug-films-that-make-us-really-want-to-do-drugs/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:15:43 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232858 Yeah, I know, I know. "Don't do drugs."

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Don’t do drugs. Or do. Whatever. If Hollywood really didn’t want us doing so many drugs, they’d stop making them look so damn cool. Sure there are films like Requiem for a Dream that do nothing but show the turmoil and agony caused by addiction, but there are many other films that show completely functioning drug addicts who may be hollow on the inside, but ooze cool in a way that the sober just can’t. They carry an attitude that says “F*ck it all.” That attitude often ends in death, but it also can bring about some pretty cool lives. Take a look.

Less Than Zero

Sure, their existence is hollow, and they’re simply self-medicating in order to dull their unhappiness, but what a way to self-medicate. These beautiful people cruise around, banging models (both male and female), spending money hand-over-fist, all while whacked out on Xanax, pot, coke, and alcohol. Sure, the survival rate of a Bret Easton Ellis story is about 40%, but when you look so damn cool doing it, wouldn’t you be willing to roll the dice? Just stay away from the sleazy pimps named Rip.

The Doors

We all know how The Doors ends, because it’s a true story. Nonetheless, it’s easy to ignore that good judgment and want to dive right in to the Sunset Strip scene of the late 60’s and early 70’s with someone as charismatic as Jim Morrison, trashing hotel rooms while naked, and tripping balls every day that ends in “y.” I mean, yes, cocaine and alcohol can end your life as fast as a bullet can, but if they enable you to look awesome in leather pants, isn’t it possible that it’s worth it? Probably not, but again, this list isn’t about good judgment. It’s about writing shitty poetry while on peyote.

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