The narrator in the beginning says "this is not a puff piece"....excuse me...it absolutely is. Moreover, it appeared to me to be an ad by a guy trying to get back into the business. It was less a story about what happened, and more an attempt to rebuild the career of someone with talent who was given an incredible, rare opportunity, threw it away and now cleaned up and decided he wants it back. But this "audition" falls flat. In a nutshell it is the story of a rich, privileged individual who had everything and CHOOSE to throw it all away, and, as a result of his bad decisions, an innocent off duty cop is dead. What makes it even worse is he escaped punishment for his contribution to the officer's death most likely because of his money and privilege. If a person is able to come back from drug addiction and stay clean, good for them, but the destruction and damage to innocents left in their wake does not just go away because of their epiphany. This film seems to suggest otherwise. I think one of the last people they interviewed really summed up the message of the film when she said (in effect) that we should feel sorry for these rich famous people because we little people have no idea how difficult it is to have everything we could ever want and we cannot possibly understand how boring that is. As one of the little people I suggest you skip this one.
Wasted Talent is a gritty documentary where director Steve Stanulis and producer Noel Ashman together examine the temptations and struggles many young celebrities go threw on their rise to ...
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March 31, 2019