"Sometimes, once you let the demon out the bottle, Hell is all you will know"
"Oxy-Morons" is an independent film that shows the gritter side of what can happen when one little harmless pill becomes more powerful than a person's will. This film is about a group of friends, more like brothers, that stumble onto a powerful drug that takes them on a trip far beyond the point of no-return. "Oxy-Morons" is one of those movies that shows the good, the bad and the ugly of one's addiction. It doesn't matter if you're the dealer or the fiend because once you're hooked...your hooked...Let's Unhinge!
When you're young and looking to make a quick dollar, what do most people do? Well, some go out and find a job while others look for a market, but what if you found something in your own home that could make you a celebrity overnight? At least that's what Danny thought when he opted to try one of his mother's meds over his usual fare of Percs. Instantly, he was hooked and he knew just how much appeal the wonder drug would have, if only he could get an endless supply.
So with Danny sprung and his hustler spirit spurring him to enlist the help of his closest chums, he becomes a dealer. Money never came so easy to Danny and his friends, once word got out that they were the boys with the product, but this new found source of income came with a hefty price. Would he be willing to rob for the rush? The money? Would he be willing to face prison, all for a piece of the devil's candy?
Most would say no, but this isn't our story, this is Danny's tale and it's definitely one that takes him to the deepest and darkest regions of the rabbit hole. Guns, drugs, women..money, isn't that the American dream? For some it would be, but for others like the dirty cops on the patrol, they would rather spend their time making Danny's life a living hell! Just imagine having a neurotic cop on your tail that dots your every "I" and maliciously crosses your "T". It'd make for a tough time right? You have no idea!
There's a lot packed into this indie picture, maybe that's the reason it received so many accolades for it's gritty journey into the land of Oxy. Sure there are moments when it may not have that smooth polish of a Blockbuster Hollywood production, but the story and messages within are just as powerful. Where else are you going to see a son turn his own mother into a pill-poppin zombie or his girlfriend into a shameless junkie looking for a fix? We'll give you a second... but we'll also tell you that you can find it here in "Oxy-Morons".
As we stated earlier, this movie is an indie production and it's got some of that under the nail grit that you can't wash off. It's an interesting creation from Johnny Hickey, who just also happens to star as Danny in the film. There are several other familiar and unfamiliar faces in the film that help Johnny to tell his story. Have you seen it yet? It's on Netflix..enjoy!
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