TV Shows

Blow (2001)


A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Blow (2001)

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Released Year: 2001
Runtime: 124 minutes
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Directors: Ted Demme
IMDB: Blow (2001)

Storyline


A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

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Reviews


75
USA Today - Mike Clark
Consistently compelling without being truly memorable.
70
New Times (L.A.) - Gregory Weinkauf
It's basically your above-average nice drug movie.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer - Steven Rea
The real problem is that there's nothing to George but the movie's props.
50
Chicago Reader - Reece Pendleton
Only Depp and Ray Liotta (as Jung's father) manage to animate this tired formula.
50
Newsweek - David Ansen
When George’s fortunes start to go from bad to worse, so does the movie.

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