This movie is a great drama about a Jewish ecstasy smugglers that’s based primarily on true events. In the 1990s, Orthodox Jews from Queens and Brooklyn were enticed to become smugglers, bringing in millions of tabs of Ectasy from Belgium before the DEA caught on. In Kevin Asch’s chicly rendered and beautifully shot feature-length directorial debut, Jesse Eisenberg stars as Sam Gold, a 20-year-old Hasid who’s studying to become a rabbi. After an arranged marriage falls apart because the bride's family deems him unsuitable (which he assumes is due to his family’s poor financial situation), he gets sucked into the cash money life of a local ecstasy dealer – an Israeli thug with a thing for white Nikes. Sam’s transformation from naive outsider to street smart drug dealer who’s not afraid to tell off a drug lord (played by Q-Tip) h is believable and powerful.
Something different that a mature audience will enjoy