The Basketball Diaries (Scott Kalvert, 1995)

Leonardo DeCaprio continues his “audtion” for big budget, big paycheck films leading up to Titanic (1997).  Harrowing true account of a talented basketball teams’ decline due to certain team members’ descent into the bowels of heroin addiction.  Difficult to watch at times and certainly derivative of films before and after but it proves DeCaprio as an apprentice for Scorcese to mine.

*** 1/2 / *****

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