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Jonah Brand (John Patrick Amedori) isn't necessarily the type of guy who would interest ultra-hot Sara Weller (Lizzy Caplan). But when she and her friends find out he works at a pharmacy, they charm him into their circle and gain his trust with manipulative fawning. Jonah knows he's playing with danger, but it's tough to resist the game.
This is one of those movie releases that leaves you scratching your head wondering why it took so long to make it to DVD and why wasn't this ever given a proper theatrical run? I can't answer those of course but I can tell you this is a gem of a film that should move swiftly off the video shelves from strong word of mouth. The film has a number of central characters but the main focus is on Jonah, a teenager who has never really fit it. When he meets up with a a group of friends his world changes forever. Sara and her friends like to party and when they find out that Jonah works at a pharmacy they decide to let him in to their little click in hopes of getting him to steal drugs for them. Jonah is a desperate young man in that he never really had any close friends, he has always been an outcast so he looks at it as a chance to fit in. Plus he has a thing for Sara even though her and her boyfriend seem inseparable. Without giving away the entire story I will just say Jonah begins to lose control of his life thanks to drugs and to an obsession to Sara. This is a powerful story that a lot of teenagers today can relate to in many ways like peer pressure and the sense of belonging. The film gives a realistic look at characters and situations that can arise in anyone's teenage years. The characters are easy to relate to and well-written, you feel for each and everyone in one way or another and the story is both thought-provoking and suspenseful. You know from early on Jonah is heading down a path of destruction but you hang on hoping the for the best. Intense is a word that easily comes to mind here, I have to admit the trailer didn't blow me away but the film itself sure did. This is not is easy movie to watch but I believe it is one every teenager and parent should see, the film deals with a lot of issues of today like single parenting and the pressures that come with growing up. Addicted to Her Love is a sad, yet powerful film that leaves a lasting impression. I was left thinking about the tragic events I just seen long after it was over. This is a drama that makes you think, sure it's an entertaining film but not one that leaves you feeling very good after the credits role. A must see film with a stellar cast that includes John Patrick Amedori who gives an amazing performance as Jonah and Lizzy Caplan who plays Sara, a young girl not only dealing with the grief of losing a loved one but dealing with the obsessed Jonah as well. Daryl Hannah also stars in the film as Jonah's mother, it's a small role but she does a fine job as always. The productions values are top-notch from the amazing camera work down to the soundtrack witch just seems to fit every scene in the film perfectly.
If you like drama with edge then do not miss seeing this one, it is one of those rare films that leaves a mark long after it's over. You can order the DVD HERE and the Blu-ray HERE. Both come with special features that include
Released by E1 Entertainment
***** Out Of *****