Aroview: A cinematically exhilarating depiction of existence among a group of methamphetamine (P) addicts in Los Angeles, that is sure to divide audiences as to its moral merit.
Focused on a mild mannered drug-taker (Schwartzman), who avoids mounting disconnection from reality by
hooking up with a drug-manufacturer (Rourke) and his spaced out girlfriend (Murphy). Around them spin an array of strippers, addicts, prostitutes, cops and various lowlifes, whose stories bounce off each other like balls in a pinball game.
While providing a certain wrenching (and blackly comic) insight into the amoral nosedive of the speed addict, this could equally be seen as a hyped celebration of the 'drug state', touting a bleak hedonism akin to the similarly eye-goggling REQUIEM FOR A DREAM.