Synopsis: Two implausibly good-looking couples rob pharmacies, ingest a whole lot of drugs, and annoy the local constabulary.
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “This movie’s so real, it’s scary. This gripping film about a family of drug thieves is based on a novel by a convicted drug robber, a man who knows his subject well.”
What Did I Learn?: if you ever find yourself more interested in planning your next drugstore robbery than banging Kelly Lynch, it might be time to give up on dope.
You Might Like This Movie If: You loathe visiting Shoppers Drug Mart and want to see somebody stick it to The Man.
Really?: I would imagine that after two or three robberies, the local drugstores would suddenly become highly suspicious of customers who break into seizures, and other potential diversions.
Rating: Drugstore Cowboy is engaging character-driven drama. Interestingly, the ending was similar to the last scenes in Carlito’s Way...it’s always that little punk you never considered a threat...8/10 stars.