I’m not sure it’s all that far fetched. People really do a lot of those things unfortunately. It’s very realistic that harder drugs will destroy relationships, your mind and body, your life, or all of the above.
Now some of the specifics, yea, those might be a little over the top especially what happens to Ellen Burstyn’s character in the hospital. The electro therapy and all that stuff, yikes.
I will say it’s a really hard movie to watch! The ending sequence of electro-shock therapy, detox in jail, amputation, becoming a hardcore adult entertainer over night all mashed together really gets the point across. Heh
Oh yea, this guy also directed Pi Faith in Chaos, which is a fantastic movie and a very different kind of story. Highly recommended!