Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro take a narcotic tour of Las Vegas for our benefit.

The film is a telling of a writer and his lawyer who must cover a race in the desert. They neglect their task in order to achieve great highs (and lows) in sin city. 

The film is a study in self-immolation, fame, and greed. It's a noble cause and a unique story, but it gets slow in parts and somewhat difficult to get hooked into the story about halfway through. The opening sequence is golden however.

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