Important take during on a very real issue. (by shannanics32)
This was not easy or perhaps even enjoyable to watch. But it's rawness and honesty about the opioid epedimic that affects so many young lives in America is what makes it so important and is the reason why everyone should in fact watch it. Very powerful and captivating performance by both Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco.
This film will be underrated for lack of drama (by nash-61734)
This film is so perfect in its simplicity. It does not have the sickness scenes of trainspotting or the sexy stab in the chest of pulp fiction. This is a very real story of one night, there is really minimal drama in the way that it has not been exaggerated for the screen. Abbie Jacobson is incredible, she is torn and loves her brother how most of us would. Dave Franco was great, honestly that was a surprise, he was endearing and normal but something had just gone wrong. It was interesting that you never really understood why this might have happened, there were nods to the overbearing <more>
mother, which I felt definitely impacted Abbie's character, but what was not made clear was where the daughters mother was. That little girl was also great, especially in the scene where they go to score. I really found the pharmacy scene uncomfortable and I'm not sure of what recovery support is available in America but in the UK the pharmacy's are desperate to be part of the recovery community so that was hard to see. Watching the impacts of these people life unfold over the night was really uncomfortable but not in a bad way, in the way that we should feel uncomfortable. I really liked the mindfulness narrative, it seemed to fit well. I thought this film was perfect, I am disappointed with the IMDB rating but this is it a film that glamourises drug use, it's a film about relationships.
This movie shows addiction and how it effects the family of addicts raw and uncut. It is about a sisters unconditional love for her brother. I almost didn't watch because of the reviews, however, those who have never been through this will never understand it.
Review is Misleading (by smithers-742-127438)
The low review for this movie is so misleading. Yes, it could be considered underwhelming in terms of drama and action if that's what you're looking for. It isn't Trainspotting 3 and was never meant to be. It's focus was on emotion and the hold that drug use can have on a family. It was real and not pumped up for the sake of making it a more exciting movie.The performances, music, and story were fantastic. It's worth a watch. It will suck you in and really gets across the emotions that everyone in a family goes through when a member battles addiction.
Film as a form of ART (by poufrancisco-8-336069)
This is one of the best movies of the year. Yes, is disturbing and intense but art is not allways a sunday in the park. Just Excellent!
Hits Home (by ymunoz1989)
I am very picky with the indie genre because there's usually not much going on. And sometimes, writers try to be so "artistic" that there is no moral to the story, so it just blatantly stinks. This movie, though... It hit home. My brother, who is my best friend, is an addict. Throughout the film, I found myself relating to the main character and her relationships with the people around her, including her brother. Dave Franco is a great actor, just like his brother. He did spectacular. He portrayed his character so well. I'm usually used to seeing him in comedies. It just <more>
goes to show how great he is that he can play a more serious roll brilliantly as well.
I say "surprisingly" because I usually rely on Metacritic scores, which were just OK for this one, with less than 10 reviewers being counted on for their score. But at just 74 minutes, it was so short that I wanted to watch it. And even though I knew it was a drama, I like Abbi Jacobson from "Broad City," and wanted to see what she would be like in this role. She was very good, as was Dave Franco, who I don't normally care for. And there was a real chemistry between the two of them. "6 Balloons" is intentionally uncomfortable to watch, but it was a good <more>
story, and very well-acted by everyone, but especially by Jacobson and Franco.
This movie was very accurate (by bernardbrown-77718)
This was a great film that showed the life of what the addict goes through and also the life of what the family goes through. This movie is very accurate to what goes on in real life. Being close to someone who was addicted to heroin this movie was an accurate description of the diffrent phases I saw him go through.It really shows how the sister was willing to do anything for her brother. A relationship between a brother and a sister is probably one of the closest relationships you can have. And even though I did not intially like the voice narative, chapter one, chapter two...in the end it <more>
came together and made perfect sense. I definitely recommend this movie. It's really sad, especially if it hits home for you. But it opens up your eyes and helps you realize what you sometimes do, what you can do and what you probably should do in a situation like this.