An average, calm mid-20s girl named Veronica restarts her dead dating life all of the sudden, but with two guys: a sensitive failed writer named Abel and an airheaded drummer named Zed. At ... See full summary »
Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
When Jane was originally in the professor's home the professor's mother gave her orange juice to drink. Then later on the Ferris Wheel in Jane's flashback of the incident she was drinking a yellow drink, presumably lemonade. Although this could be the way she remembered the drink because she was high the whole time. See more »
[on the phone]
So, listen up Jane. I really busted my ass getting you this audition, so please, please don't fuck it up. I mean it seems like you don't give a shit about any of this. Do you? Do you even give a shit?
I give a shit.
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The film's title does not actually appear in the main credits sequence and is represented by a 'smiley face' graphic instead. See more »
Surface to Air
Written by Tom Rowlands (as Thomas Owen Rowlands) and Ed Simons (as Edmund John Simons)
Performed by The Chemical Brothers
Published by Universal Music Corp. o/b/o Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Astralwerks
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music See more »
An air of innovation verses your typical run-of-the-mill stoner movie.
I've read a lot of angry comments about this movie, claiming it's "bashing" on "stoners" and anti-pot propaganda. This is not the case. If you're familiar with Araki's directing and themes in creating movies, it would be easy to recognize this as a satire. Obviously things of this extreme nature don't happen to people who smoke pot, but I like my comedies to have an entertaining plot. This movie would be horrible if all the protagonist did was lay around high in her home.
Unlike most "stoner movies," this one stands out as being one of the most original ones I can recall. There are elements of great artistic direction--which is often neglected in many pot related movies, and their are numerous political metaphors. I mean seriously, how often is "Marxism" and the Communist Manifesto brought into comedies?
Many people will say this is "stupid," which seems like an oxymoron regarding a movie about weed. Indeed, there's incredible silliness and ridiculous over-the-top decisions, but that's the point of this movie(and not to mention Farris' character to begin with). Araki introduces subtle, witty imagery while simultaneously producing an enjoyable slapstick comedy.
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