Plot: Suffering from mental illness and opiate addiction, Charli struggles to hold it all together, often leaving behind a wake of destruction. As Charli begins to lose her fragile grip on reality, her demons lead her down a dangerous path with no way out.
Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
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Story: Borderline starts as we meet Charli (Johnston) a young woman with mental illness and drug addiction. Her life is spiralling out of control, as her addiction and illness take over. Charli sees Zee (Michael) to help her through her mind, while Kyle (Hill) supplies her with drugs.
Elsewhere, Charli’s work in a hospital sees Doctor Trevor (Boyer) supply more drugs for favours. However, as the worlds come clashing together, Charli finds herself going down the destruction path.
Verdict on Borderline
Borderline is a drama following a young woman with a series of mental health problems mixed together with her drug addiction. It follows her interactions with people that help her continue down the dangerous path, as she does anything to get her next fix.
This is a powerful look at how someone can let their life spiral out of control. It shows how addiction can start controlling somebody’s life forcing them into making dangerous decisions. There is a clear sign of how someone can ruin their life because of addiction and turn on everyone who ever cared for them. Kate Lý Johnston gives us a wonderful leading performance showing the effects of everything she has done to herself. This is an uncomfortable watch at times, which just shows how the life is out of control.
Final Thoughts –Borderline is a disturbing uncomfortable watch.