THE NINE LIVES OF MARION BARRY REVIEWED
The Nine Lives of Marion Barry highlights that Barry didn’t deserve his humiliation. The man spent 40 years trying to improve the lives of people living in Washington DC. He was a little corrupt and dug crack, but decades later…Rob Ford became an Internet hero for doing far more. The documentary was originally produced 8 years ago and a ton of things have changed. The first being is that Barry has died since the documentary was released.
It’s pretty easy to look back and try to paint the man in a better color. Well, he needs it. The guy was set up by the Federal Government as part of the early War on Drugs. The charges didn’t totally stick and he only served 6 months in federal custody. Still, it feels awfully awkward how a guy who was turning DC around to be turned into a joke. The guy deserved better and you owe it to his memory to check out this documentary.
You will get mad at how obvious a sting it was to set him up. Nobody made him smoke crack, but if you put material in front of an addict, they’re going to partake. Just watch it.
- Deleted Scenes
- Archival Photos
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0