Friday, October 23rd, 2009


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PEOPLE: Danny Masterson (aka Hyde from That 70’s Show), Ashley Scott (aka Huntress from Birds Of Prey–except now she’s a blonde), John C. McGinley (tons of shows) as scam artist, Jonathan Banks as the landlord (he was in Beverly Hills Cop), and David Faustino (aka Bud Bundy of Married With Children) in a small role.

QUIRKS: Your typical low-budget stoner comedy. Some funny characters — like “Big Daddy”, who’s cellphone ring is a girl moaning “Oh, Big Daddy!” as she has sex with him. Obviously he’s full of himself. Or the horny Jesus fetishist girl who ties up one of the main characters to have sex with him while calling him Jesus and insisting he calls her Mary Magdalen. While wearing a crown of thorns, of course. Or the horrible rapper who can’t get signed because he needs to get shot or arrested first.

And a general obsession with buying land in Nicaragua, creating a business of “tiny classified ads” (it’s complex, damnit!), and arguing about whether Andy Dufrane gets ass-raped in The Shawshank Redemption.

BAD STUFF: A good deal of this movie — much like the life of a stoner — is simply sitting around and having bullshit conversations and situations. But then it picks up and becomes more of a caper during the 2nd half.

CONCLUSION: Quite forgettable, but still entertaining.

RECOMMENDATION: If you’ve run out of stoner movies to watch — this is another one. Certainly has it’s funny moments, but is quite random.

SIMILAR MOVIES: Most stoner comedies and capers are somewhat similar to this! Netflix cites “Why This Is Recommended” based on the fact that I rated all of these movies 4-5 stars out of 5: Grandma’s Boy, Harold And Kumar Escape From Guantanimo Bay, Super High Me, Cheech & Chong‘s Nice Dreams, Let’s Go To Prison, Idiocracy, Cheech & Chong‘s Up In Smoke, and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.

MOVIE QUOTE: “I once had the skin to my whole ball sack fall off!” (more…)