Blow depicts the life of George Jung (Johnny Depp) who leaves the misery of his parent's house in Boston to start anew in California in the 1960s. It follows the path of the entrepreneurial Jung who quickly excels at selling marijuana to eager clients on the beaches. His business spreads and eventually finds himself a partner to Columbian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Cliff Curtis).

Naturally the story has plenty of tragedy especially as it relates to Jung's daughter and relationship with his wife Mirtha (Penelope Cruz).

Overall this was a well made movie and accurate reflection of the times.