'Ecstasy' (**1/2): Some highs and some lows

One thing you don't anticipate from a drama about drug use and the goal of quieting the demons upstairs: a small turn from comedian Colin Mochrie ("Whose Line Is It Anyway?") as a priest. Most of the rest of this adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel hews closer to the expected, from the dealer (Adam Sinclair) who's actually a kind soul with a troubled past to his relationship with a woman (Kristin Kreuk) who, cue the irony, works for Scotland Against Narcotics. Director/co-writer Rob Heydon does capture moments of pulsing energy--especially during a drug-infused sex scene in which both people wear iPod earbuds--and a variety of people seeking, if not enlightenment, then a break from the search. Mostly, the biggest takeaway from "Ecstasy" is that the charismatic Sinclair ("Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj") should be offered all the parts going to Sam Worthington. See it: 9:30 p.m. Friday at Logan Theater (Welsh and Heydon in person), $10
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