Gridlock'd Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton

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An interesting look at the medical system in the United States. Gridlock'd is a story about three members of a band - Spoon (Tupac Shakur), Stretch (Tim Roth) and Barbara "Cookie" Cook (Thandie Newton) - who are all happen to be heroin addicts. After a performance an admirer gives Cookie some heroin which causes her to overdose, thus prompting Spoon and Stretch to kick their own heroin addictions.
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In somewhat of a satirical tale no matter where they turn they can't seem to get help. If they go to rehab, they're told they need to get a Medicaid card. When they try to get a Medicaid card there seems to be another issue. When they finally get that resolved it seems all for nought as it only applies to those already in rehab. All the while they're trying to avoid being killed y a drug dealer whose heroin they found - and used - at the apartment of a dead man. This movie does a fine job illustrating the perils everyday people come across when trying to secure decent health care.
Best part of story, including ending: I liked the way showed the reality of the medical system in a humorous way.

Best scene in story: When they are in the hospital with a myriad of sick/injured and no one is receiving treatment, they all have to wait.

Opinion about the main character: I like that he was funny but not dope fiend funny.

The review of this Movie prepared by George Kipling a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

Script Analysis of Gridlock'd

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Druggie/drunk problems?    -   drugs

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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