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The destruction of a romance
on August 22, 2013
This is a very well done portrayal of the degradation of a person who has taken to very heavy drugs and it's effects on those around him. It is also a record of loyalty and love of one person to the other until even that is stretched beyond its limits, through the endless programs of detoxification. 'Smack' will never let go of an addict--it seems to go to molecular level and can't be gotten out.
The story was well told by the actors, particularly by Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Booth. The final scenes were, as they should be,
an ending as it had to be, Erik finally realising that he could do no more. In fact, he had well and truly found that Paul wasn't the person he loved at all. Paul had been a stranger for some time--Erik's friends had tried to tell him--and as we all know, love makes one want to overcome all difficulties, and it takes a very strong person to finally admit he has failed. But at least he had tried for 9 years. At the end I was, hoping that Erik would find find someone else. I wonder if he did? I liked this film for its honesty.