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6 Balloons (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama | 6 April 2018 (USA)
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A woman (Jacobson) learns her brother (Franco) has relapsed on heroin.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Abbi Jacobson ... Katie
Dave Franco ... Seth
Charlotte Carel ... Ella
Madeline Carel Madeline Carel ... Ella
Jane Kaczmarek ... Gloria
Dawan Owens ... Jack
Tim Matheson ... Gary
Jen Tullock ... Bianca
Maya Erskine ... Cameron
Heidi Sulzman ... Pharmacist
Tahmus Rounds ... Dealer
Lisa Berman Lisa Berman ... Woman
Felicia Dupuch Felicia Dupuch ... Intake Nurse
Lindsey Haun ... Meditation Podcast (voice) (as Lindsay Haun)
Vesna Saal Vesna Saal ... Security Guard
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A woman (Jacobson) learns her brother (Franco) has relapsed on heroin.

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6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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6 Balões See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Not Perfect - But Raw, Real, And Incredibly Tense
6 April 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

While it wasn't perfect, I can say from the personal experience of having spouse addicted to heroin, that this film honestly and truly captures the emotional horror and torment involved. Again its not perfect, but much of it is incredibly raw, emotional, and truthfully portrays drug addiction and how it affects people involved. The film centers around a woman who discovers her brother has relapsed on heroin, and embarks on a brutal journey to get him to a detox center, while at the same time dealing with her own life. The film perfectly portrays the duality of a person who has an addicted spouse, being emotionally torn between your own life and the spouse you love and want to get better. The tone is extremely thick with turmoil, suspense, and emotional intensity. Portraying a spouse who will literally do anything to help her sick brother. I can say from personal experience that this film gets very many things right, nails them even.

Now, because I'm a adult white man, I was never really the demographic for Broad City, so I never watched it or wanted to. But I found Abby Jacobson's performance to be excellent, a woman torn between her life and her drug addicted brother, feeling in a void between the two. Dave Franco's performance as the drug addict is also authentically played, kudos to him. Some of the dialog between members of the family is pretty average and nothing special but what is special is the dialog and intensity between the brother addict and the sister. Their dialog is many of the things I said to my spouse who was addicted to heroin, as well as the way others talk to the brother and sister, the pharmacy scene hits it right on the nose, very accurate. So all in all I like the film even though not every aspect was perfect, I found it very raw and emotional and would highly recommend it as a watch.


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