A man makes a joke about why hurricanes are named after women, stating that when they arrive, they’re wet and wild, but when they leave, they take your house and car.
Some moderate references to sex, genitals and masturbation.
A teenager says to his girlfriend that he wants to have sex and do a hit as they are both “cumming”.


We see a man nude from the side. No genital nudity but his pubic hair is shown.
A man has sex with a 16 year old girl-he is thrusting vigorously and both of them are moaning. Later the man gets up and we see his buttocks for an extended period of time.
A man is in a hotel room with a teenager and it’s implied they are about to have sex.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


After “9 / 11”, the United States began a global war on terrorism. Although it is a war that ordinary people are unwilling to launch. It starts with blood and can only be expected to end after more blood, at least it is real. There is a battlefield, a clear enemy and us, a real and visible goal, and there is a predictable victory, defeat and end date. For Americans, there is another war. It started long before September 11, but the end of the war is far away. Even it may be a war that will never end and will not win, but must continue, that is the white war on drug control.

In 2000, the famous director Steven Soderberg put the war on the screen and made the award-winning film drug network. This can be seen as a work to boost the morale of Americans. In fact, he knows that the scale of the war and the complexity of the personnel involved are unmatched by the war in the general sense. As in the film, it is not only a war between law enforcers and criminals, between countries, but also a war between the government and drug users and members of families. The horizon of the film includes two countries. Their judicial machines and armies, drug traffickers, families, schools and the whole society have touched many corners up and down. Although it is still not more complex than the real situation, there are too many contents and threads for a film with only two and a half hours. Soderberg controlled very well and directed this complex war in an orderly manner in a limited time. It is compact, full of tension and very good-looking. It not only attracts the eyes of the audience, but also mobilizes the brain to think.

The complexity of the film is first reflected in the structure. The police and drug lords in Mexico, drug traffickers and judicial personnel in the United States, the father of the Lord Chancellor and the daughter of drug addicts constitute the main framework of the story. Although the plot develops independently, it is vaguely dominated by drugs, representing different interests, classes and desires, staggered and promoting the plot. The relationship between the story and the characters in each scene is not single. It has a complete dramatic conflict of police and bandit films or family ethics films. The two characters in each scene constitute the tension directly visible in each bridge section and even in each lens, so that the film is not lax in details and is always in a state of tension. Soderberg’s lens switches between scenes. It seems that he is leisurely and does not cut quickly. However, because he has a clear view of the overall situation and has a good grasp of the editing points between different scenes and stories, there is almost no stage play. Every scene changes, he enters the plot most directly. The plot must have developed at this time, The audience’s mind has to turn to keep up with his rhythm, and the current events in a single scene always affect your nerves due to the potential conflicts between the characters. In this way, no matter from the detail or the whole, the film doesn’t give people a sense of chaos and boredom, but has been leading you in involuntarily. For example, at the beginning of the film, the police caught the drug traffickers in the Mexican desert, but they were robbed by the sudden army. The next time, the military suddenly asked the police played by del tro to help them. The third time, del tro sat in the same bar with the killer the general asked him to find. The background and process were omitted. The rapid development of the plot soon allowed us to discover the general’s secret, making the plot more complex. It also paved the way for deltro’s feelings with his partner and the mutual use between him and the general in advance.

Complexity is also reflected in the large number of characters in the play. It is difficult to say who plays a heavier part in more than a dozen main characters. Everyone has his own irreplaceable role, but Soderberg makes almost all the characters appear three-dimensional and plump, without Facebook, and fully takes into account the audience’s understanding and acceptance ability, so that the characters’ emotions are close to the experience of ordinary people. Deltro, who had completely disappointed us, suddenly showed his true colors as a lone hero at the end. Before that, he had to endure humiliation and even betray his partner, which made us feel the tragic identity and human strength of the silent police officer. Catherine Zeta Jones plays the wife of a drug dealer. The reason for the transformation from a lady who will be surprised to hear the criminal charges against her husband to a shrewd and capable female drug lord is closely related to an important sensational element in Hollywood – family affection, which makes the audience feel that she is worthy of sympathy after all, which is a real change. Douglas is preparing to fight a big fight and lead a vivid anti drug war. Suddenly, a fire broke out in the backyard and fell into a family war with his drug addicted daughter. This personal war made him understand what kind of enemy he is facing. His old fist even has no place to focus on justice alone. At the press conference, he was speechless and almost ready to cry. This public performance mixed with strong personal feelings will deeply move the traditional American audience with strong family values.

Soderberg’s brilliance is that he is not only moving with emotion, but also vigilant from time to time. He will not let this emotion flood and affect people’s attention to the serious theme of the film. Most of the scenes in the film are medium and close range, and even use hand-held photography rarely seen in mainstream American films to highlight the subtle expressions and actions of the characters to reflect the documentary style. His lens will not exaggerate the personal emotions of judges and drug traffickers’ wives as much as TV news. When Douglas found his daughter who sold her body in exchange for drugs, he just gave him a lens of caressing her with tears, and then turned away. Even in the bright sun, it was still a blue and dizzy blood loss world in the eyes of cold metallic drug addicts. This is a normal American world. Drugs are rampant. It is easier for middle school students to buy drugs than wine. The scenes in Mexico all use yellow filters, and even the streets are dusty. The air is filled with the decadent air of lazy summer. Yellow seems to symbolize the control of drugs, the desire for money and blood fought by various forces. Strangely, the color of the scene of American drug traffickers is the closest to normal, full, bright and pleasing to the eye. Why? Isn’t color a very important symbol in this film? I thought and thought, and came to the conclusion that this may reveal to us Soderberg’s real thought, which is more real than the inspiring bright tail – as long as people’s desire in a free economic society will not extinguish, drugs and other sins will not quit the dance stage, and crimes are everywhere, which is the normal state of society.

More than ten years ago, Soderberg made a blockbuster in Cannes with a calm and stubborn small production of sex, panic and video, but he soon took the initiative to give up this production method and style. Kafka returns the soul of suspense through the corpse of the master. Although it has the heart of criticizing the industrial society, it has more black comedy effects; The king of the hills tells the story of “poor children take charge of the family early”, which shows his return to traditional values and his recognition of warmth; After several years of success and failure of commercial films, he finally became the mainstream director of Hollywood with the true story of Arlene and the drug network, and won gold at last year’s Oscar ceremony. “Drug network” shows us his skillful film skills. He can control such a complex story easily, easily and fascinating. At the same time, he has a serious theme and a strong sense of social responsibility. It is reasonable to award him the most mainstream film award in the United States.

I know that writing this Hollywood blockbuster more than a year ago is inevitably suspected of being fried, so I checked it before writing and found that there has been little comment on it in the past year. A big director who started making art films, consciously turned to the mainstream development, mastered the shooting techniques of commercial films, paid attention to reality, serious but not dull, restrained but not boring. I think such people are not only needed by the United States, but also needed by China. Therefore, although some dare not go, I think it is necessary to write. Of course, this is a digression.

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