Thursday, October 27, 2011

Crazy Movie Addiction

I have a CONFESSION.
I love movies that have anything to a good "Drug/Attorney/Excitement" base to them.

For example....
(These are listed in order from newest to oldest, not necessarily from best to worst.)


I don't recommend watching any of these with children (some have some very graphic and disturbing scenes.)

However, there is some excellent information on how and why people do what they do.  The drive, rush, and power, from living the life they live.

Limitless
A writer discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities.

The Lincoln Lawyer
A sleazy defense attorney has a crisis of conscience when he represents a wealthy client who has a foolproof plan to beat the system.

American Gangster
In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.



Blow
The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.




Why do I spend time watching some of these?  I can't answer it.
(But, check out who the actors are, I'm sure that I am not lured in on looks alone.)


I think much too often people are quick to pass judgment on another individual when they discover that someone suffers from an addition.  When in reality know one really understands what a person may be dealing with or the real reason of why they are involved in this lifestyle.

Each time I watch one I think to myself.

"Maybe you should be an attorney."

Then the other questions soon follow....

"What side would you represent, Could you live with yourself after a trial and a decision has been made, Could you handle the pressure and risks that go along with being an attorney?"


To be honest, each time the thought arises, the answers change.  So no, I haven't made a commitment to this lifestyle.  And.... I guess until I can answer those questions and feel good about them I shouldn't pursue that desire.

I will also admit that there have been family members of ours that have and are dealing with issues of their own.  I don't have the answers, and many times have I been asked why are they involved?

If I only knew.  

If only there was an easy answer to why someone gets involved in this lifestyle.  There wouldn't be any questions, there wouldn't be the frustration, and the blame involved.  Also, there might be an easy solution to the problem but.... There Isn't.

Unfortunately, there is also a lot of heartache for those that care, love, and are close to someone with an addiction.  So, there you have it, these are the types of movies I can watch again and again.  I can also finish the movie loving it more each time.

Laters,

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