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Those “outraged” by “The Wolf of Wall Street” suggest it glorifies despicable and illegal behavior in pursuit of the American dream. But come on — this is hardly the first time we've watched bad people do bad things on the big screen … only to reap the benefits.
"Pineapple Express": Depending on who you ask, "Drugs are bad!" Yes, even that plant called marijuana (most of the naysayers probably don't live in southern California, though -- or Washington, or Colorado). And there was probably never a more likable drug dealer ever to be portrayed on film than James Franco's Saul Silver, who gets tangled up with actual criminals (but "drugs are bad," so anyone who sells drugs is dangerous to society, right?) when his best customer (Seth Rogen) witnesses a murder and leaves a very particular strand of pot at the crime scene. After a massive gunfight, the pals escape with their life, and laugh about their illegal escapades over breakfast at a diner.