It is all about want. No one needs anything here. It is about when you wake up in the morning and the snow is already coming down and its bright between the buildings where the sun falls. But already dark where the shadows are. And its all about want. What do you want? Because if you don't want something you got nothing. You are a drift. You're washed away and then buried under the snows and shadows. And when in the spring the snow melts, no one will remember where you were frozen and buried. And you will no longer be anywhere. These were the lines that struck me most while watching the movie, TWELVE.
Directed by Joel Schumacher, this film talks about drug addiction, violence, sex and all vices there is in a life of a wealthy teenager plus their own family drama and teen angst. It stars Chace Crawford as White Mike who once was a wealthy teenager but now struggling to earn a living by being a drug dealer. Also stars 50 Cent, Emma Roberts, Philip Ettinger, Emily Meade and Kiefer Sutherland as the film's narrator (whom I didn't recognize his voice until I research about this film). All the actors did a great job in portraying their different characters bringing the 'lifestyles of the rich and the famous' to life. Why the title TWELVE? It is because of the name of the addictive drug cocktail, Twelve, in which the movie revolves around wherein White Mike's cousin tried to sell it around town and then gets killed, and one of rich young girl will do anything even giving up her virginity to have a another taste of it. Better not to spoil the movie plot here, go watch it yourself :D
Twelve was released August of last year and I just watched it only recently. I do have a lot of movie marathons to follow. What interest me in this movie is the way the characters were presented and how each of their lives are intertwined with each other. The storyline is quite interesting. Yes, it does have that typical gun shooting and killing since it involves drugs so its not good for types of audiences, children beware. Watch the climax at the end where it all boils down to a shooting spree. Who gets killed and who doesn't? That's for you to find out.
movie poster taken here