Down to the Bone (2004)
” Down to the Bone” deals with the issue of drug addiction without making any moral judgments. The film follows Irene as her cocaine habit begins to wreak havoc in her life. Amidst the bleakness and despair of her life, Irene still struggles to hold down her job, and keep her family together. After Irene tries to spend her kid’s birthday money on drugs, she has a moment of epiphany, and decides to check herself into a rehab clinic where she encounters Bob, a male nurse andformer junkie. Bob is able to both sympathize and empathize with Irene’s withdrawal symptoms, and romance blossoms. Just when it looks as though Bob and Irene will live happily ever after, Bob relapses to his heroin habit. More out of pique than curiosity, Irene joins him. When they get busted with possession, Irene faces a crossroads. She still loves Bob, but can she afford to keep him in her life?
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