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First Look: Netflix’s 6 Balloons

The Downward Spiral

Netflix‘s 6 Balloons is the newest film from indie director/writer Marja-Lewis Ryan. The film follows a concerned sister who discovers her brother, a heroin addict, has relapsed. 

The films stars’ Abbi JacobsonDave Franco, Jen TullockMaya ErskineTim Matheson and Jane KaczmarekThe film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 12, 2018. Here is a quick synopsis of Netflix’s 6 Ballons:

Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow. Starring Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco, Tim Matheson and Jane Kaczmarek.

The trailer begins with a young woman named Katie driving around with her exuberant brother, Seth. The two along with Seth’s two-year-old daughter appears to be having a joyful afternoon. Until a melancholy Seth is asked by Katie to roll up his sleeve and reveal his arm to her.

A hesitant Seth concedes. Katie, like most people in her situation, is an enabler. She covers up for him, lies for him, etc. Each time a more broken down Seth is reduced to a blubbering mess of emotions promising next time will be his last. Each time putting more and more of a strain a Katie. Seth cries out that if he just has a little bit, he’ll be fine.

Katie appears to reach her breaking point at one point declaring to Seth that she has done everything for him. An array of scenes show Seth’s Heroin addiction spiraling out of control. Devastating the lives of all he loves around. Each time Seth saying next time will be his last. Each time sounding less and less believable.

Balloon, as defined by the Urban Dictionary means heroin supplier; a penny balloon that contains narcotics. Heroin is one of the most addicting drugs people can get their hands on. 6 Balloons showcase that the only thing scarier than being addicted to heroin is having someone enabling you.

6 Balloons premieres on Netflix on April 6, 2018.

Watch: Netflix’s 6 Balloons Trailer.

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