Prescription Thugs

In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma, an industry he had been brought up to trust, he falls down his own hole of addiction.

  • Chris Bell
  • Josh Alexander
  • Greg Young

Release Date: 2016-01-22
IMDb icon 7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
Cristina Horan
05 February 2016 | 05:35

In his autobiography "prozac Nation" Elizabeth Wurtzel, which was treated with prozac, even when he had just appeared a medicine in the effectiveness of which no one was confident, described how these pills have saved her life and marked the beginning of a long journey of recovery from severe depression. However, in the epilogue the author was thinking about that very soon the success of prozac was so great that they began to treat everything and everyone. For illustration in this thought Wurzel do not had — cat it girlfriend was ill, and her doctor has prescribed as an anti-depressant that the prozac. With the release of the autobiography, Wurtzel many years have passed, however, the situation changed only in the worse — many compatriots Elizabeth found herself "hooked" on painkillers, antidepressants and other drugs that go at the recipe. Documentary filmmaker Chris bell, who may be known to you for the film "Faster, stronger, more powerful" turned out to be familiar with a problem depending on the medicines first hand — it was the cause of the death of his brother the root of the problem of many people whom he knew personally. So bell decided to shoot a picture of "Prescription Thugs" to understand the scale the nature of the dependence of his countrymen from legal drugs.

A good documentary is able to provide you with three things: a fascinating narrative, a full study of the raised issue and something what you can feel the history as not only the head, but and heart. Let's start with that plot a new picture of Chris bell is completely missing — you can watch it in the middle, then switch to the beginning, then rewinding at the end all is what do not get confused. "Prescription Thugs" contains several of the same type and very obvious thoughts that the characters in the movie are voiced with surprising frequency. Not difficult to guess that the first main they will be what the US became a nation of dependent people. Second — that the addiction affects everyone, and"addict" can be as your fifteen year old brother, and your octogenarian grandmother, a faithful parishioner of the local Church. The third and most frequently repeated idea was the idea that pharmaceutical companies are not interested in nothing but profit. Viewing "Prescription Thugs" is not can captivate the viewer, as very soon you realize not hear any new, interesting or useful information, and will "know" what you already know. The ability of the Director to repeat one and the same the thought comes to this frenzy or, as it is appropriate to call in the context of this review, to an incurable addiction.

In his study of the problems Chris bell relies on three sources: our own experience, the press and statistical information. It may seem that this is a good way to really to penetrate into the crux of the matter. However, you get a huge number of tales from the category of "we sat with the guys on the bench", the same number of scandals with TV, and with the participation of celebrities, and dry sounding statistics, which is the only useful thing in the picture. Chris bell doesn't tried to really study and understand the nature and causes depending on the medicines or how work for a pharmaceutical campaign. He only interviewed couple of other friends, acquaintances and a few "experts" that give rise to deep doubt, tried to be funny as Michael Moore and inserted pseudo-philosophical reflections on life, diluting their warnings about the dangers of capitalism. It is not all so that the problem is that Chris bell raises in his film, not important or he still. However, a documentary can not be assessed positively only because of a desire of the Director to change something. Changes come with education and Chris bell sure as hell don't helped his audience become a little smarter and more savvy in matters of health.

Who is the director of the movie Prescription Thugs?
This tv-show was directed by Chris Bell, Josh Alexander, Greg Young.
What is the genre of Prescription Thugs?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Documentary.
Who starred in Prescription Thugs?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Jeff Hatch, Chris Leben, Matthew Wiese,
What is Prescription Thugs IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.
When was Prescription Thugs released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2016-01-22.