Explicit Ills (2009) In Explicit Ills the actor-turned-director Mark Webber juggles four vignettes of addiction and damage in lower-depths Philadelphia. Two of the cast members shine: Lou Taylor… 2009-03-06 R PT87M Rosario Dawson Francisco Burgos Martin Cepeda Paul Dano Peace Arch
Movie Review

Explicit Ills (2009)

MPAA Rating: R
Rosario Dawson | Feeling Ill : Rosario Dawson stars in Explicit Ills
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Feeling Ill: Rosario Dawson stars in Explicit Ills
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Mar 06, 2009; Rated: R; Length: 87 Minutes; With: Rosario Dawson; Distributor: Peace Arch

In Explicit Ills the actor-turned-director Mark Webber juggles four vignettes of addiction and damage in lower-depths Philadelphia. Two of the cast members shine: Lou Taylor Pucci as a drug dealer who finds a new lover and baptizes himself in substance abuse, and Rosario Dawson as a mother trying to care for her asthmatic son with no health insurance. Webber has a knack for bringing out actors at their showiest, but he palms off too much first-draft sketchiness as ''ambiguity.'' Who is Pucci's character apart from his drug habit? We have no clue. B–

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Originally posted Mar 04, 2009 Published in issue #1038 Mar 13, 2009 Order article reprints