Sunday, July 25, 2010

Acts of Worship Movie Review

Acts of Worship (2001) is a film everyone must see.  It is as close as you can get to truly understanding drug addiction and dependence without actually going through it yourself; The Basketball Diaries and Kids do not even come close to the realism of this story.  The acting is absolutely amazing, and when combined with the filming style you are drawn deep into a chronicle that will change your own life.

Alix (Ana Reeder) is living an existence in the Lower East Side that is one step away from tragedy.  Her dependence on drugs ensures her day to day activities will be filled with recklessness so that she can have her moment of euphoria.  Digna (Michael Hyatt), an up and coming talented photographer, enters Alix's life at a pivotal moment to offer wisdom and to direct her on a better path.  As they learn more about each other their connection grows and their lives react to one another in profound ways.

10 out of 10 - An unforgettable portrait of life!


3 comments:

  1. WOW as one of the actors (in the film), co producer and husband of director Rosemary Rodriguez I am flattered to have read such an amazing review of our baby! Thanks so much! very sensitive and insightful! Not too many people wholeheartedly get all of the nuances and elements in AOW and even less
    understand addiction!
    Nestor

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  2. It started off a bit on the slow side.. I didn't really care about the character at first.. but at some point it changed completely ... Very well done..

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