Cocaine was the stimulant of choice by millions of twisted and crazed American addicts who used the drug in their campus dorms, offices, bars and anywhere else it was possible to cut a line of coke. The pervasiveness of coke in American mainstream culture was accurately summed up in the Newsweek article published, May 30, 1977·” a little cocaine, like Dom Perignon and Beluga caviar, is now de rigueur at dinners.” If you remember the seventies and the sumptuousness of that decade you will surely feel a sense of déjà vu when you step into director Ted Demme’s new film Blow. Writer George Jung’s extraordinary life in the fast lane is accurately and convincingly depicted by Johnny Depp. Based on the true story that made the initial link between Pablo Escobar’s Columbian cartel and the USA cocaine distribution of the early 1970’s. It is through Jung’s eyes that we see the entire drug operation from all angles; from the border crossings, betrayals, quality control, the law and crazy characters. Honorable mentions should be bestowed upon the filmâs supporting cast including: Penelope Cruz ( Jung’s wife), Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths and Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman). This film is entertaining throughout, whether you’re an ex-cocaine addict or not, I actually preferred this film to last months multi-award Oscar winning drug induced film Traffic.