- 1 hr 41 min
Spun is a comical portrayal of the lives of an addicted group of young people who are victim to the drug Methamphetamine. Starring Jason Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, Mena Suvari, and Patrick Fugit, the story unravels after the descent into darkness that comes from a perpetual addictive nature of each character. Rourke, who plays the manufacturer of this dangerous drug sends lead Schwartzman on a journey to pick up and deliver his girlfriend in exchange for drugs, telling him he would let him know when his services are needed again. The story continues to show how each person in the movie loses touch with their reality, becoming "spun" out on the drug they are taking. Although the film takes a comical approach to the subject of drug abuse, it has a serious undertone throughout its entirety. The lead role continues his search for a love lost due to his addictive nature and lack of responsibility. Throughout the movie, this adoration develops unnaturally, leading him to become more desperate in his attempts. All the while, his life collapses around him. The story of Rourke's role as the supplier to the young addicts depicts the steps needed to be taken for his operation to continue, which is housed out of a hotel room. Leguizamo, who plays "Spider Mike," constantly combats his efforts at sanity due to his overwhelming paranoia and girlfriend "Cookie," played by Mena Suvari. As the story develops, one of the addicts becomes victim to a drug bust on a highly-publicized police television show. This leads the character to decide to set the key players up in exchange for his freedom. As the group's fears become reality, their home is surrounded by officers that are intent on busting them for their drug use. Will they succeed in their efforts, or will the cook continue to flourish their hedonistic desires and depravity? Even though there are countless humorous moments throughout the film, the story of drug addiction is portrayed in such a way that makes the viewer feel as if they are under the influence themselves. This unique view into the depressing lives of drug addicts and their interaction with one another makes for an entertaining watch, even though the subject matter is not for the faint of heart. Some material may not be age appropriate, hence its rating, but for those looking at the effects of what Methamphetamine takes upon its users, this film hits the mark like no other has before or since.