Monday, May 11, 2015

Superfly (1972)

Today's film is Superfly.  It makes me sad that I missed out on wearing '70s clothes.  Our main character, Priest, is tired of his drug selling lifestyle and decides to make one big score and retire.  He has $300,000 dollars to spend and wants to turn it into $1 million before he cashes out.

Problem is, almost everyone's against him.  The mob, the corrupt drug dealing cops, his former mentor, and his partner/best friend.  Everyone is just using him.  It's easy to see why he wants to escape his life.  He can rely on the women in his life to help him out.  There is one sexy scene but it is too unbelievable as they don't make bathtubs that big.

Besides the photo montage of everyone using drugs, the overall film is unbiased about drug use.  Most films preach about how bad drugs are, but this film shows it as everyone's reality.  Priest's partner tells him if he stops selling dope, then the only thing he can do is be a pimp.  Like those are his only two options in life.  Once Priest escapes with his money, then no one will be able to tell him what he can or can't do.  He has a clever way to escape and keep his money safe from the crooked cops, and it works.  It is overall a straightforward film, and I enjoyed it, especially the music.  I will give this film a 6/10.

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