Depending on the refinement of your sensibilities, you'll find Darren Aronofsky's visually dazzling adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr.'s grueling 1978 novel either hard to take or hard to take seriously. In any event, it's a wild ride and a worthy entry in the
hallowed canon of drugsploitation flicks that already includes REEFER MADNESS, THE TRIP and THE ACID EATERS. Set in and around Brooklyn's Brighton Beach and the dying dreamland of Coney Island, the film follows four lost souls as they chase the vapor trails of their dreams into chemically induced
perdition. A random telephone call leads sweet, zaftig Sara Goldfarb (Ellen Burstyn) to believe she's going to be on T...