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Humboldt County (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  26 September 2008 (USA)
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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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Medical Student
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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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$25,933 (USA) (26 September 2008)

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$81,364 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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Welcome Home
Performed by Radical Face
Written by Ben Cooper
From the album Ghost
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Wonderful indie romp in the forest
11 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very square medical student find himself (in both senses of the expression) in the forest with a bunch of hippies. Unpredictable plot, gorgeous setting and music. Wonderful characters and acting; Brad Dourif and Frances Conroy particularly great, and of course Bogdanovich. I could have hung out with these people for hours. It was a little bit like Garden State, but maybe more like the Graduate. And had more of a 70s vibe (in a good way) in its complexity and willingness to not explain and simplify all plot points... Best film I've seen in a while--and I see a lot of movies. My pick of the South by Southwest film festival.


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