Though it's a seemingly sincere attempt to chronicle the horrors of drug abuse, THE BOOST is so haphazardly scripted and directed that the film becomes an inadvertent self-parody. Salvaged only by an interesting (if not completely successful) performance from fine actor James Woods, THE
BOOST chronicles the rise and fall of a head-over-heels-in-love couple, Woods and Young, who succumb to the lure of the fast lane as Woods moves from two-bit New York City hustler to wealthy Los Angeles real estate tycoon. With the success, however, also comes a massive cocaine problem that ruins
their lives. Considering the talent assembled, it's shocking THE BOOST is a such a botc...