Review: Savages -- Oliver Stone's Ode to Mary Jane

Oliver Stone's Savages is about Stone's plea to legalize marijuana. It is based on a novel by Don Winslow while Its screen play is by Shane Salerno, Don Winslow and of course, Stone who also directs. In the opening sequence a ménage a tois tries to relate with a little help of Mary Jane. Ben (Aaron Johnson), Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and Ophelia (Blake Lively) kick back as only drug entrepreneurs can do in sunny California. They have a solid relationship until the Mexican Baja Cartel headed by Elena (Salma Hayeck) with her enforcer Lado (Benico del Toro) want in on the quality stash. The Mexicans are producing Wal-Mart quality stuff while Ben, a peace-loving soul, and Chon, a former Navy SEAL, are raising some truly fine weed and Elena needs the skill of Ben and Chon. A bogus deal is struck, but one not meant to be held by either side. Read More...


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