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Savages – Oliver Stone (2012)

Ben and Chon are high school buddies. They start to grow weed and after a tour in Afghanistan Chon returns with the best seeds. After some experimentation Ben and Chon created the best weed in the world. Their fame and finances grow rapidly and the two buy a big house at the beach where they live together with their shared girlfriend O.

A Mexican cartel decides to take over their business by force and the paradisal life of Ben, Chon and O rapidly changes into a nightmare. They try to think of way to get out of the situation, but the Mexicans do not take ‘no’ for an answer.

Stone made a decent thriller about a drug that is (ironically) legal nowadays in several countries and states. The underlying message is clear though: since there is a lot of money to be made in drug traficking, the most brutal of organisations try to use the trade to get rich.

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