The Basketball Diaries

The Basketball Diaries

Director: Scott Kalvert Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jimmy Papiris, Nick Gaetani
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The Basketball Diaries 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
A young boy who suffers from serious drug problems this movie teaches us all a lesson don't do drugs a very good movie i enjoyed it and Leo i liked to in the movie! very good movie it was!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is an excellent portrait of a real life problem occurring all over the world. Having its ups and downs this truly is something everyone should see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best movie i've ever seen...and it has certainly become my favorite movie of all times. It gives a sense of feeling to all those teenagers in the world suffering from the same thing.I recommend people to watch this movie and it will definitely catch your attention.Its an awesome movie for all ages and an educational movie as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was around 15 when i first saw this movie and was moved by it. Based on the life of musician/poet Jim Carroll, who fought a near-fatal battle with heroin, the movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg. Growing up in New York City, Jim Carroll and his friends were riding high being one of the best high basketball teams in New York and Jim being an aspiring writer. After flirting with the darkside of various drugs, Jim finds himself kicked out of school and home and takes to the streets doing whatever he can to feed his addiciton to heroin. As most drug addicts do, Jim hits rock bottom but i will stop here as to not spoil the ending.
ian16 More than 1 year ago
the movie itself was great and it relates me a lot to my real life
Gonzo84 More than 1 year ago
I remember watching this in-depth look into a world of teenagers and drugs after I graduated High School. I'd never seen a film about drug abuse in this matter up to that point. It was a bit of a stunning shocker for myself, I couldn't really even think after the film was over and didn't know what my reaction should be. The story is just too gritty sometimes, where the scenes and the acting are a bit extreme, but that's the whole point. It's one of those true and honest stories about addiction and nothing up to that point in time even came close to capturing such a thing til this film was released. It's to this day, one of Leo's greatest roles. Even though his true real break-out hit came after this with Romeo and Juliet, but I think his earlier work with not only this feature, but also This Boys Life shows that Leo is a force to be reckon with. He's got so much talent. Titanic kind of sunk my appreciation for him, but after that film, he kept releasing very interesting and exciting films. It's not often that you come across a Teen-Idol who drew more press for his looks than his acting that was so unappreciated and under-rated. He was one of those rare child actors who took on tough roles and continues to do so to this day, but this film really shows DiCaprio's limits as an actor and at such a young age, he really gives it his all. The story is something for everybody to watch at least once, but watch with caution. I didn't know it was about drug addiction, I just knew it was one of the most controversial films to come out, especially after the Columbine Shootings. Even though that there have been countless films after this feature that have come out throughout the years, some brilliant, some just pointless, but none the less, if I ever wanted to show somebody a dipiction of what a real true-to-life addiction is like and scare the piss out of them, this would be the film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film should be shown to all teenagers. I am 16 and i watched this movie about a week ago and my complete view of drugs and alchol have changed. I think that that movie can save and help people. All should watch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago