Movie: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

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This movie compares mental illness and drug addiction to love, and has fun doing it. I wouldn’t usually root for a violent, thieving stalker as a hero, but what if such tactics are the only ones that would ever get through to the self-loathing, drug-addicted object of his obsession? The dangerous presumption is that his intentions are good, which is probably rarely the case in such situations. Nevertheless, a lot of fun is milked out of these characters. At the same time, harsh realities are not forsaken. Even the fact that they both survive to some extent on their youth and good looks is acknowledged, and we can imagine how much worse off (and less fun to watch) they would be without them.

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