Heroin. Opiates. Addiction. Recovery. For those who have faced such challenges, PM is a movie that rings true in almost every aspect. For those whose lives have not been affcted by the ravages of drug addiction, the movie offers a dramatic portrayel of Jerry Stahl, a writer known for his work on the TV show "ALF." Stahl was a writer with, a term often overused, an edge. His words drip with bite, secrete venom in their descriptive prowess, and ultimately combine to bring about the writer's crash into addiction. Stahl moves to LA, where he gets a writing job, makes alot of money, in fact way too much money for a writer with a habit, and falls very rapidly downt he black hole of drug addiction. In the darkness, however, we also see the light of recovery, which is handled in a true to life manner, displaying the sheer difficulty in dealing with the insanity of addiciton. Ben Stiller is excellent, adding dry comic wit to even the most disturbing of scenes. And there is a show stealing performance by Peter Greene, who has been in many movies, including The Mask, Pulp Fiction, and most reently Blue Streak, with Martin Lawrence. Permanent Midnight stands on par with Drugstore Cowboy and The Basketball Diaries in allowing the public an inside view into the harrowing, humerous, and heart wrenching world of heroin. The movie is a loaded syringe, ready to strike into the most virgin of veins: Mainstream Movie America. It is so good, you will come back for it again and again.