This film is based on fact – the autobiography of the self proclaimed best salesman in the world about the decade he spent off his face on any drugs he could get his hands on. Perhaps not cold hard fact, then.
This is a funny, fast action romp with great performances, brilliant set pieces, and masterful direction. It is long for a film these days, but there is no let up in the action.
It is subversive. There is objectification of women – it is in the book and is central to the story. It does glamorise fraudulent drug fuelled excesses. It says that greed is bad but it depicts the opposite.
I hate to admit it, but I enjoyed the ride too much to worry about the morals of the person driving the car.