Heroin chic. Handsome Dan (Ledger) is a would-be poet wooing lovely artist Candy (Cornish). He's already shooting heroin and Candy (who sniffs the stuff) demands he let her needle up. A near-overdose doesn't dim Candy's enthusiasm, especially when their fatherly dealer Casper (Rush) is such a reliable supplier. Pic naturally descents into druggie hell as the two turn to crime to help pay for their habits, with intermittent efforts to get clean. Typical junkie fare, although much less harrowing than a lot of addiction flicks.
Fine Performances, Routine Drama criddic2 at 2010-04-01 02:58:13
Two young lovers are binded by drug addiction, one tries to break away and the other falls behind. Sound familiar? It's been done many times before, with drugs and alcohol ("Days of Wine and Roses," etc.). What makes this one worthwile are the sincere, touching performances by Abbie Cornish and Heath Ledger.