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Submitted by: shizzamX 9 years ago in Entertainment

In a world where junkies will still look better than the average Joe ever will. Don"t judge too quickly.
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Male 62
makes you wonder. props to the peeps involved
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Male 406
damn. just damn.

"but its pretty funny. because even though it was a pooty day then, it looks sunny now."

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Male 2,486
Wow.

I want to give this a standing ovation, but, no one would be around to see it.

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Male 297
beautiful. enough said.
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Female 288
that made me cry. beautiful.
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Male 143
That was awesome!
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Female 2,695
i cry every time i watch it.
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Female 400
I meant homeless people as victims because I actually see this short as about the homeless more than drugs. I think a lot of people missed the point and are focusing too much on the drugs aspect.

Its sad, they are stuck in the life they are in as homeless people and they most likely didn`t get there because of drugs but because of money and other unfortunate situations. The drugs, alcohol and prostitution all come later. It doesn`t happen over night, its a slow decent to rock bottom. Because it was a slow falling into what they`ve become they didn`t even realize how bad it became and really thought they could get back on their feet. They just kept slipping further in without even realizing.

I was talking about the homeless and what goes along with it, not junkies for all of you who misunderstood.

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Male 1
wow that was really a true documentary-kurnels of truth, as well as deep foreshadows in the begining. One of the saddest things i have ever seen, and i have seen some reallly mesed up stuff
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Male 1,002
ugh.. I cant believe that people think this is what life is like for homeless people. Most people really think that for everyone living on the street, life is constant and relentless agony. That is not true. I have plenty of friends who carry all their possessions in a pack on their back just because they dont like having an anchor. A lot of them wouldn`t take that "shiny, bright" California life if someone handed it to them on a silver platter. If someone gave them a million dollars, they`d probably keep a couple hundred to throw a party and give the rest away. Money isn`t a necessity, its a comfort. I know people who grew up in comfortable middle class homes and went off hitchhiking just because they like that kind of life. They dont hate their parents, their not running from anything, they just really, really like freedom.
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Female 1,832
How sad... how very, very sad. :-(
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Male 16
well i dont hate it but im not sure i like it, it didnt hit me they way it could of...it was missing a little something....7.5 out of 10
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Male 107
eww... dirty druggy homeless...

although I liked the art of the movie,
its a dumb concept.

Why should we feel bad for people who brought bad upon themselves?

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Male 59
I don`t blame you itsdrew.

Sorry that some people are unwillingly homeless, but there are probably just as many homeless people that become that way because of stupid, sometimes irrational, and irresponsible decisions. I knew a girl that lived on her own (homeless) because she didn`t want to listen to her parents who, believe me, could`ve been worse. I don`t quite understand how "you can`t go out past midnight" would warrant enough reason to run away, but hey, I guess some people just can`t take that.

I got that vibe from those two, even though there was virtually no background story. I mean, they looked like they had some pretty trendy looking clothes on, I doubt they would`ve saved up the money to buy them, let alone be able to steal them.

But, maybe that`s just me :/

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Male 1,109
im sorry, but i watched the whole thing, read over the comments, and tried to like it. but, sadly, i hated it. sorry... *shrugs*
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Female 4,447
Actually rather enjoyed that.
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Female 9
that was disturbing on so many levels. extremely powerful film though.

congratulations on totally scarring me!

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Female 362
It was really good.
I started crying.
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Female 513
Beautiful.
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Male 74
"I buy crack to work harder to buy crack to work harder...The End." Quote from Top 11 Drug PSAs on thatguy with the glasses.com
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videoli...
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Male 74
California... (The Wizard)
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Female 400
I meant homeless people as victims because I actually see this short as about the homeless more than drugs. I think a lot of people missed the point and are focusing too much on the drugs aspect.

Its sad, they are stuck in the life they are in as homeless people and they most likely didn`t get there because of drugs but because of money and other unfortunate situations. The drugs, alcohol and prostitution all come later. It doesn`t happen over night, its a slow decent to rock bottom. Because it was a slow falling into what they`ve become they didn`t even realize how bad it became and really thought they could get back on their feet. They just kept slipping further in without even realizing.

I was talking about the homeless and what goes along with it, not junkies for all of you who misunderstood.

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Female 1,407
What a masterpiece. Bravo! ^_^
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Female 1,677
Hahaha, nudity makes it nsfw, but graphic needle use and wrist-slashing are office friendly?

What a world, what world.

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Male 2,788
i know this ruins the moment and all but....

when the dope dream went wrong, there was a fully nude picture in the dad`s magazine.

just saying. nsfw.

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Male 2,309
Very talented film.
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Female 4,197
ok, now for the second part of this. I seem to have opened a can of worms. I was the orginal writer who said to show some empathy to homeless/junkies as you have never been in that position. I really meant homeless, but thought I should throw in junkies cause I knew a couple and thegot their lives back on track. I was there when everyone else turned their backs on them. Now they are off drugs and have a baby daughter and a house and everything. I myself have been homeless. It`s not nice. You can never get warm. I didn`t put myself in that situation, I didn`t want to be in that situation. And because of the rental crisis hitting the country at the moment, there are thousands of homeless families with kids in australia at the moment. They don`t want to be there.
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Female 4,197
ok, here we go:

"is it just me or did anyone get the message that what she kept saying "the things you want to get rid of stay, and the ones you want to keep leave" meant that she was trying to get rid of her baby but in the end it ended up living and she was preserving her life so badly but it ended up being the one to leave. sorry if i worded it weird, i can`t be bothered to make coherent sentences with proper grammar during summer vacation"

I took the line "the things you want to get rid of stay, and the ones you want to keep leave" about drugs and a nice life. She had a nice life once, with a loving family - it left. She wants to kick the drugs - but she is addicted and therefore it stays in her life.

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Male 3,619
more of this stuff... almost went emotional there, but my manhood got to me, slapt me in the face and force me now to write:

I didn`t get it... 1/4

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Female 2,289
Damn.
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Female 98
This is actually a short film made for the Smashing Pumpkins. There`s a music video for their song "Try, Try, Try" from the album Machina.

(i`m pumpkins obsessed)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qN2JWL8w...

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Male 103
really good, but quite sad.
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Female 1,677
...written off. Whoops.
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Female 1,677
Sorry, I didn`t mean victims in the general way, as I can see how that can be taken as condescending. I just meant that regardless of how they ended up where they are, they`re there now and are "victims" in the sense that they`re now controlled by something stronger than them, which is usually addiction.

Do you think alcoholics choose to stay addicted to alcohol? No, but it`s not as easy as saying "Hmm, this isn`t good for my life or society, maybe I`ll stop." No. It`s a physical and psychological (maybe emotional) addiction to something that makes them feel better and takes them out of the crap of living life. They can`t see past those basic needs because they`re too far in it to be as pragmatic as those here who have fortunately never found themselves in such a desperate situation.

I wasn`t trying to say that they don`t have any hand in their situations, just that even if they did get themselves there, they`re still people and shouldn`t be so easily writ

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Male 807
I loved it!

The ending made me happy.

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Male 483
is it just me or did anyone get the message that what she kept saying "the things you want to get rid of stay, and the ones you want to keep leave" meant that she was trying to get rid of her baby but in the end it ended up living and she was preserving her life so badly but it ended up being the one to leave. sorry if i worded it weird, i can`t be bothered to make coherent sentences with proper grammar during summer vacation.
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Male 59
i don`t know what to say. it was amazing but both in a good way and in a bad. it was sad. it`s a powerful and touching movie.
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Male 548
that was amazing
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Male 208
That was really sad, I`ve been in bad places but nothing like that.
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Female 10
Except for the constant hard drugs, prostitution and dying and staying dead part, this gives me a glimpse of what my boyfriend`s life used to be like.
I don`t feel sorry for the people in that situation, but it saddens me that they would choose/continue to live like that.
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Female 41
it`s like a 15 minute Sid and Nancy......
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Male 1,623
I love how she keeps saying "I tried, I tried".
This is the definition of real art. Most artists don`t have a clue what art is.
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Male 1,825
and yeah, dont do heroin crack or meth. those are really bad. i guess some people just lose control. i guess thats gonna be my new thing, nothins gonna make me anything
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Male 1,623
This movie is awesome.
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Male 1,825
i actually liked it. it was the video to try try try by the smashing pumpkins. i wonder if billy had anything to do with the production
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Male 5,970
Omg....wow....words cant say, that was amazing
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Male 11
Legacy15, you are the way a true friend is. Dont pity him, don`t feel sorry for him, but continue to love him like a brother. From your post Ill assume you tried to help him and that probably made things worse and hurt you and the relationship. It must bother you that someone would call him a "victim". I do hope the best for your friend and that he can find the strength to fight his way out of this addition. Hopefully you will see him again.
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Male 179
jasonan199: my thoughts exactly

just wow.. i mean this was really powerfull and it kept me watching it
and to think this does happed all the time in this world, not such a nice place afterall.

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Male 11
To say that these kinds of people are "victims" is a joke.
Its there choices that keep them were they are not the attitude someone else has. If you want out of a bad situation you try, you fight, you stop feeling sorry for yourself and your past and put your baby first. kev25811, Dakkar, Devi3000, s0236078, I`m with you all. We all have an obligation to the society we live in, and to just give up and shrug off our responsibility`s because "the situation they were in was so bad at times they didn`t care what they had to do to forget" is immature and lazy . That is more uncaring and selfish than not feeling sorry for them.
Other than that is was shot pretty well and decent short.
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Female 297
that was tragically sad, and makes me take a good, hard look at my life.... WOW.... just wow....
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Male 17
that was great
i thought i was not going to like
but i could not turn away
It was just so deep
i felt for her so much
i felt so bad for the boyfriend though

and im only 15 and im a guy
you people that say it sucks or laughed at it
come on
a teenanger can feel more then you

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Male 724
I`m.
Never.
Gonna.
Do.
Dope.
D8
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Male 416
Pure emotional propaganda bullpoo.
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Female 1,441
Beautiful and horrific. I like it.
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Male 105
...I have nothing to say.
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Female 2
i liked it in that weird not sure how to feel about it kinda way..
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Male 724
Isn`t drinking bad for babies...?
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Male 773
unnecessarily annoying voice.
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Female 1,677
starrstreet: Yes, exactly. Well said.

These "kinds of people" are not villains, they`re victims. How they ended up in the situation they`re in is a complicated mess and to say `it`s their fault - they made their choice` is exactly the attitude that keeps them where they are.

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Female 744
I cried so hard at the end. I want to cuddle my boyfriend now, but he`s at work. :`(
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Male 707
wow, that gave me goosebumps.
i really loved it=)makes you think..
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Female 165
its sad and beautiful at the same time..
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Female 364
beautiful.
4/4
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Female 400
kev25811-

I don`t think you understand what gets people into these positions. Like they just woke up from a very happy fulfilled life and said I`m going to be homeless, hungry, cold and high all the time. It starts off slow, maybe getting kicked out of a house, parents dying leaving you alone with no family and being born into bad situations.

They were trying to say in this video that they wanted what they saw as "good" life and couldn`t get it. They didn`t want to be like that but they needed to escape from the situation they were in because it was so bad at times they didn`t care what they had to do to forget. Its really sad and once you get to the place there is almost no chance you can get out. Who is going to hire them? They`re not finding a job anytime soon.

I feel really sorry for people like this and wish there was more that communities can do to help them get out of that but mostly they`re on their own.

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Male 1,148
"A anti propaganda clip about heroine, named Try
How ironic"

I`m quite sure it`s message isn`t "don`t so drugs kids!"

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Male 66
Everyone is human, humans make mistakes. Some mistakes are worse than others. To say `good riddance` when someone like that dies makes you a far worse person than they are.
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Male 28
A anti propaganda clip about heroine, named Try
How ironic
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Female 23
I loved it ....
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Male 1,148
Wow that was just sooo brilliant. 15minutes well worth it.

it`s gets my 4 stars.

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Male 522
The whole tragic junkie thing is soooooo tired. When will people stop getting hooked? Heroin is boring anyway, I really have no idea why someone would keep taking it after the first couple of times.
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Female 300
thats just depressing
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Female 1,677
Well that was horribly depressing, but still very well done.

Note to self: Never do heroin or get pregnant.

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Female 127
I did cry at the end :(
its happy and sad at the same time.
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Male 1,254
Like a sentimental rock I felt nothing. I find it hard to have sympathy for these type of people.
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Male 1,148
"a short film by..." I have a very different meaning of short ¬¬

Still might aswell see it through to the end.

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Male 410
I remember seeing this a while ago. I don`t remember how long though.

It`s alright, I`ve seen videos with more impact than this, but I can`t really remember any at the moment. If I do, I`ll set up some links.

Heroin chic.

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Male 157
Cool short film, kind of dark but intense. I`d tap that girl. 4/4.
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Male 954
Yeah I stopped when they got to the needles.
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Female 215
I really enjoyed that. I liked the style, and made you sympathize with them even with their bad choices.
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Male 33
Someone earlier said something along the lines of "Don`t judge junkies until you`ve been in their position."

It`s THAT kind of thinking that really drives me nuts. Of course we should judge junkies. It`s not like the accidentally get themselves addicted to heroin and then spend most of their time and money in search of it, perpetuating a never-ending cycle of poverty, disease, and poor choices. And of course these people have kids... (well... maybe not THOSE ones.)

You couldn`t PAY me to take a walk in those shoes, because only a total imbecile would be wearing them in the first place.

At first the film depressed me, but that quickly led to anger by reading sympathtic posts on here.

The whole film was basically saying "Don`t do drugs, don`t wind up like these people" and someone responds with "we should try to be more understanding of them."

*sigh*

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Male 6
wow i really need to stop doing heroin
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Male 44
in the music video she lives
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Male 101
That was deep...

Too deep for my blood.

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Male 43
way to depress me...
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Male 410
I remember seeing this a while ago. I don`t remember how long though.

It`s alright, I`ve seen videos with more impact than this, but I can`t really remember any at the moment. If I do, I`ll set up some links.

Heroin chic.

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Male 639
Hmmm.. little bit cliche. This sort of thing has been done so many times before.
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Female 536
I`m speechless
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Female 4,197
wow, good to see empathy alive and well in this day and age :/

Don`t judge the homeless/junkies til you`ve been there done that. Just a note for future reference

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Male 416
ZZZzzzZZZzzz.... BLAH BLAH LIFE IS SO SAD FOR A JUNKIE IT`S VERY HARD BUT MY FRIENDS KEEP ME IN THIS LIFESTILE... zzzZZZzzz
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Female 4,197
That was beautifully done. Loved it. Yes it was a bit slow to pick up, but it was well worth it
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Female 1,269
wow that really left me speechless....amazing
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Male 240
"Reminded me of the black hole sun video from soundgarden."
I agree.
Thoroughly depressing video. I suppose it was quite clever. The voice of the girl annoyed me, did anyone notice how it slipped out of an "english" accent at the end? But yeah, it was quite good. 2.8, maybe.
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Male 4,393
too long but itis good video that that a about hope.....
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Male 28
WIIIIE, GO SWEDEN
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Male 274
wow....stunning but so sad. gotta feel for the "child". woment this irresponsible anger me. yes ive never been in this situation but if your with child u CANT drink/smoke/do drugs! no matter how hard life is, you have a new focus...a child. its unreal i get so angry. and the prostitution must have been very hard for the "relationship"....sad so sad but it happens
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Female 1,496
What perspective? They made crap chices that landed them where they are. So what? Good riddence I say.
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Female 124
wow that short film hit me real deep. although it i personally can`t relate to me, it really makes u see the perspective from the other side of the wall...
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Male 65
Beautiful.
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Male 562
Wow... Great video, oddly it both clashes and perfectly fits with the "things to do before you die" video. I like how it starts by really romanticizing that kind of lifestyle then slowly gets worse and worse, yet her voice is always light and matter-of-fact. 4/4
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Male 1,111
This video started off with a ton of potential and ended nicely (as far as making a video goes). But the over done vomiting and wrist slitting in the coked up dream was carried out too far.

Also the dialogue could have used some work as there were about 3 or 4 minutes where she said the same thing over, and over.

What they were going for deserves a 4
The quality of the movie deserves a 2 maybe a 3

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Male 435
She Dies In This 1, Not In Music Vid
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Female 17
Intense. I liked the part with the happy families. Reminded me of the black hole sun video from soundgarden.
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Male 36
that was deep. very touching. this is one of those films that really makes you think about what type of person you are. truly moving.
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Female 6
For everyone who said it was too long to watch, you can watch it as a four-ish minute music video for too (Also titled `Try` by the Smashing Pumpkins)... except that it has a different ending, I think.
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Male 37
I`m surprised only loljessifa recognised that this short film was adapted into a Smashing Pumpkins vid. Didn`t anyone listen to the Smashing Pumpkins? The vid for Try, Try, Try is one of their more touching and emotional vids.
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Female 15,763
Didn`t quite hold my attention, but I don`t blame the video.
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Female 309
I got to about ten miuntes then got bored. It depressed me horribly.
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Female 264
If it`s too long then the director did the music video for Try Try Try by the smashing pumpkins using that footage, and to be quite honest, the shorter version gets to me more, but i think it`s just the song, because it`s all so sad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qN2JWL8w...

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Female 50
That was gooooooood :)
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Male 1,685
I really like films such as this one that make you FEEL... "Lilya 4 ever" is another one.
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Male 848
They invaded my home!
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Male 9,305
What a horrible horrific life...
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Male 337
Great, more like this. Starts off slow but held my attention through to the end. Artistically sad yet strangely satisfying.
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Female 960
Oh wow, that was beautiful!

Max is hot...I`d hit it even if he did taste and smelly like a hobo.

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Male 15
Sunny and warm just like California.Very good little film.
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Male 308
wow. I liked it alot. Long-winded or not. It was like watching "requiem for a dream". just kept building and building util..BAM everythings drated!
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Male 81
Incredibly well done. 4/4.
We need to see links like this more often.
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Female 269
that was amazingly well done.
i almost started crying at the end.

powerful.

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Female 154
I didn`t get to finish it...my computer went bejiggity and I don`t wanna try and watch it again.. /sigh
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Male 1,407
That was incredibly long-winded. Seems like it would work better as a short story. Wouldn`t hit you over the head that way.
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Female 3
holy wow.... i dont even have words for that... so many emotions... its quite sad that i relate with some of that.. the stealing food to stay alive anyway.... at least linda got her wish.. look at it that way
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Male 258
that was oddly beautiful
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Male 243
I liked it quite a bit. 4/4.
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Male 544
That`s some primetime art film stuff there.
4/4
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Female 472
I actually really liked that. It`s a bit slow in the beginning but it picks up.
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Male 1,540
I kind of liked it. I mean, for an anti-climactic movie about junkies.
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Female 306
Wow, that was, sad.
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Female 761
Well that was a very happy way to end my night.

I was IMing my friend throughout and I was like "I`ve always wanted to be a cute hobo like her..."
Then she said "Before the baby"
Then I said "Only... not pregnant."

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Male 1,193
if you haven`t even watched it then why did you bother commenting?
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Male 1,193
is this a true documentary? if it`s fake then it`s boring... also it was prett long.
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Male 68
Not going to watch it. Too long.
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Female 2,695
Link: Try [Rate Link] - In a world where junkies will still look better than the average Joe ever will. Don`t judge too quickly.
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