Wednesday, May 1, 2013
My two cents on Oxyana (2013) Tribeca 2013
What could have been a solid 30 minute film is stretched past the breaking point at 83 minutes. While there is nothing really wrong with the film, it suffers from from a major problem it repeats it self over and over and over again.
If you watch this film you'll learn that:
1. Most people in Oceana are addicted to Oxycontin
2. Most people in Oceana are dying of overdoses (often faster than they can be arrested)
3.There is nothing to do in Oceana except drugs
4. Being on Oxcodone is one of the best feelings in the world
5. Most people want to get off the drugs but they don't want to face the unpleasantness of getting off it.
And you will be told this over and over and over again over the course of 83 minutes. There is no solution, only a restatement of the problem.
Its frightening and sad to start, but then it gets dull and boring and you disconnect.
This would be a great film if you cut 50 minutes out of it....that's not likely to happen, but that's what they should do. (Actually what they should do is focus on the man and his wife who are living a heart breaking tale of drugs and cancer...)