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This review is from: Dangerous Parking  [DVD] (DVD)
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With no prior knowledge of the book and some doubt as to the entertainment value of a "modern" film, I approached this with some trepidation.
The language is strong, the subject matter difficult and the style of photography very different.
What adjective to use to describe the experience overall? Gritty, rough, very funny, sad, annoying, upsetting - they all fit. A doom and gloom anti drug, anti drink film this is not. More an adult view of the good and bad sides of uncontrollable habits with excellent acting and brilliant photography. And it is the humour and photography that makes this so compelling. No silly fancy tricks, but a modern, different approach to the photography adds to the story line, no silly "flash backs" but memories are dealt with in a most realistic way. The funny side is funny as only drunken people can be. I challenge you not to laugh when you get to the part that forms the title! A magic moment.
I'm left with the feeling that I watched someone I know go steadily downhill with very mixed emotions.
This is the best film that I've watched for a while and I fancy it will have "cult" status in no time.
Watch it! You'll miss something good if you don't.