My Old Addiction

Cowboys And Angels


(out of 5)

Strange caper about Shane, a young civil servant from the suburbs who moves to the big city of Limerick to be closer to work. He finds the apartment of his dreams but is unable to afford it on his own, so when he runs into former high school chum Vincent, who is now working his way through fashion design school, he pitches the idea of them being roommates and they move in together. At first at odds with each other’s lifestyle, the one square and narrow and in love with a girl he has no courage to approach, the other flamboyantly fun and bringing home fellas from the clubs, they eventually become best friends, with Vincent helping Shane come out of his shell a bit. The downside of a successful makeover on our meek hero is that it gives him the confidence to walk right into the hands of the shady drug dealers downstairs and get himself mixed up in some rough business. This uneven film has elements of gangster, comedy and indie gay pics rolled up into one, a uncomfortable blend of genres that is only bearable because of how appealing the performances are. It’s a minor distraction, but not a difficult one.

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Ireland/Germany/United Kingdom, 2003

Directed by

Screenplay by David Gleeson

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