Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Mar 2021)
Brief Synopsis – Three stories that deal with addition and drugs that are somehow connected as they cross paths on different levels within society.
My Take on it – Intriguing idea that tries too hard to tell three different stories simultaneously that makes things feel a bit too inflated.
Each of the stories on their own have lots of merit and tell very interesting aspects of the world of addiction.
We get to see how a researcher of additions deals with his own eye opening scientific discoveries and his connections to the pharma industry.
An undercover cop tries to make a big case by trying to stop drug trafficking across the US-Canadian border.
A young mother tries to discover what happened to her teenage son who mysterious turns up dead.
The cast is great with Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear and Gary Oldman are adding so much to the way that the story unfolds even if it all feels a bit too much.
The story intermingles each of these three stories, but it unfortunately doesn’t flow well enough in the way that they are each connected to one another especially given the fact that they are trying to do too much with this story.
It’s commendable that they try to show the personal, scientific, industrial and security issues of the dangers of the drug industry, but the length of the film doesn’t warrant really going into enough depth in each of these aspects which is a shame.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Was originally titled Dreamland, but renamed shortly before its release, to avoid confusion with Dreamland (2019) and Dreamfactory (2019). (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)
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