Speedway Junky: Brief Review

Speedway Junky, directed by Nickolas Perry (1999), is a film about a boy who wants to be a Nascar driver but meets a group of kids whoring, stealing, and selling drugs to survive in the city of Las Vegas. It’s an interesting story that while being somewhat realistic is a bit optimistic towards its lead. He somewhat achieves his dream but at the expense of those around him. Their fates may have reached them sooner or later due to the high risk nature of their choices but maybe not as they seemed to be doing ok for a while before him. It’s a slow film that somehow captures your attention with underhanded information about what’s happening where it hits you all at once. It’s interesting. It’s worth a watch. Probably won’t rewatch but glad to have watched.

Watched on amazon.com

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