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Body Brokers is a 2021 crime thriller that follows the story of Utah and his girlfriend Opal, two young drug addicts who are lured into the world of body brokers. Directed by John Swab, the movie stars Suzanne Wind as Opal, Frank Grillo as Vin, and Alice Englert as Utah. The film takes place in the mid-2000s and is based on true events. Utah is a young man from Ohio who moves to Los Angeles to get sober. After relapsing, he meets Opal, a girl who also struggles with drug addiction. The two eventually end up homeless and are approached by Vin, a charismatic man who offers them a way out.
Vin introduces Utah and Opal to the world of body brokers, individuals who profit from buying and selling the addicted and mentally ill. The brokers, in turn, sell the patients to rehab facilities, which pays them a commission for each patient they bring in.
Initially, Utah and Opal are hesitant to get involved in this world, but Vin promises them a large sum of money for each person they recruit. They eventually start recruiting people from soup kitchens and shelters and bring in a considerable amount of money.
However, things start to take a dark turn when Utah realizes that the body brokers are not interested in helping people get clean. Instead, they are interested in exploiting them for profit. The rehab facilities where the patients are sent are often run by unscrupulous individuals, who subject the patients to inhumane treatments in order to extend their stay and increase the profits.
Utah's conscience starts to weigh on him, and he decides that he wants out of the body broker business. He tries to convince Opal to leave with him, but she is too addicted to the lifestyle and refuses to go with him.
Utah seeks the help of Wood (played by Michael Kenneth Williams), a former body broker who now runs a rehab facility and is trying to help people recover from addiction. Wood provides Utah with the resources he needs to take down the body brokers and expose their illegal activities.
Body Brokers is a powerful and thought-provoking film that sheds light on the dangerous world of body brokering. The performances of the lead actors are outstanding, especially Suzanne Wind in her role as Opal. The movie is well-directed, and the script is well-written, with a powerful message that raises awareness about the exploitation of vulnerable individuals in the rehab industry.
Overall, Body Brokers is a must-watch for anyone interested in true crime stories, and it is a testament to the resilience of individuals who, despite overwhelming odds, choose to do the right thing.
Body Brokers is a 2021 thriller. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 64.