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Humboldt County (2008)

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A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself.

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Sondra
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Earl (as Geoffrey 'Lizard' Robinson)
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Peter is burned out: finishing med school at UCLA, failing the bedside manner class his father teaches, no sleep in days. He spends the night with Bogart, a woman he's just met, and the next day, sleepily gets in her car. He wakes up in Arcata, where Bogart's foster family lives in the woods: Max, his daughter, mom, and step dad. They grow marijuana for their own consumption, except for Max, who has planted six hidden patches for one big score. Bogart hates pot farming - feds are on constant patrol - so she splits, leaving Peter to depend on Max for a ride to the bus. A day stretches into two, and Peter puts off leaving. A reckoning with his dad is inevitable: is Peter's rebirth possible? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for drug content and language throughout | See all certifications »

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26 September 2008 (USA)  »

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$25,933 (USA) (26 September 2008)

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$81,364 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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No Other Love But You
Performed by Frances Conroy
Music by Paul Bessenbacher & Matt Bowen
Lyrics by Katrina Lenk
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16 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of seeing this movie at SXSW in Austin. The theater couldn't have expected the incredible turnout. They had to open a second theater and still turn away many more people. We were there an hour early and the place was already packed and buzzing with anticipation.

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I viewed with an open mind and was blown away. I also had some insider information about the various characters portrayed. Most of which are based on actual people known by the writers/directors which somehow made the movie more personal, but took something away from the anticipation of character development throughout the film. The incredibly divergent paths of each character, which ultimately seems to unite them all at various points, is the heart of the story.

I heard a ton of laughter and saw many (including myself) trying to conceal tears at several times throughout this story you hate to see conclude. We left the theater with much to discuss regarding some great lines and some powerful scenes. Great film....Great Soundtrack....Great Story!!!

I will see this one again when it comes to a local screen and I can't wait to see the next project.


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