In My Pocket

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  • TV-MA
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.8  (234)

In My Pocket is a 2011 independent drama film that explores the lives of four people at various stages of addiction and the impact it has on their relationships with family and friends. The movie follows David (Gregory Smith), a successful businessman who spirals into drug addiction, losing everything he holds dear in the process. David's father, Jack (Tony Denman), is also an addict who has been sober for years but struggles with the guilt of introducing his son to drugs in the first place. David's best friend Danny (Zack Ward) is a recovering alcoholic who tries to help David but is ultimately forced to distance himself in order to protect his own sobriety. Finally, there is Emily (Shantel VanSanten), David's ex-girlfriend and the love of his life, who is trying to move on from their tumultuous relationship and start a new life.

The film is divided into four chapters, each told from the perspective of one of the main characters. Through their individual stories, we see the destructive power of addiction and the toll it takes on everyone involved. David's descent into addiction is particularly heartbreaking, as we watch him go from a successful businessman with a loving girlfriend and supportive family to a shell of his former self, doing anything to get his next fix.

At the same time, we see the impact of addiction on those around him. Jack's guilt over introducing his son to drugs is palpable, and we see the toll it takes on his relationship with his wife and other son. Danny, trying to maintain his own sobriety, is forced to watch helplessly as David self-destructs. And Emily, trying to move on from her relationship with David, is torn between her love for him and her own need to stay away from the chaos he brings.

Despite the heavy subject matter, there are moments of lightness and even humor throughout the film, particularly in the interactions between Danny and another recovering alcoholic named Gus (Brendan Sexton III). These moments serve to highlight the humanity of the characters and prevent the film from becoming too dark and depressing.

The performances are uniformly strong, with Gregory Smith in particular giving a powerful portrayal of a man consumed by addiction. Shantel VanSanten is also excellent as Emily, bringing depth and nuance to a character who could easily have been relegated to the role of a love interest. The supporting cast, including Zack Ward, Tony Denman, and Brendan Sexton III, also deliver strong performances.

Director David Lisle Johnson does an excellent job of balancing the different perspectives and maintaining a consistent tone throughout the film. The pacing can be slow at times, but this is intentional, allowing the audience to fully immerse themselves in the characters' struggles and emotions.

Overall, In My Pocket is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of addiction and its impact on those around us. It's not an easy film to watch, but it's an important one, and well worth seeking out for anyone interested in independent cinema or stories of human resilience in the face of adversity.

In My Pocket is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8.

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    4.8  (234)