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A high school valedictorian who gets baked with the local stoner finds himself the subject of a drug test. The situation causes him to concoct an ambitious plan to get his entire graduating class to face the same fate, and fail.

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A random drug test coincides with a high school valedictorian's first hit of pot. With his college scholarship at stake, he enlists the school's biggest stoner to help nullify the results of the screening - by getting the entire student body high. Written by John Stalberg, Jr.

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Rated R for pervasive drugs and language, crude and sexual content, some nudity - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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23 November 2012 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

High School - Wir machen die Schule dicht  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$82,740 (USA) (1 June 2012)

Gross:

$82,740 (USA) (1 June 2012)
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John Stalberg Jr., the Writer/Director, provides the voice of Psycho Ed's Frog. See more »

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Henry's black-eye changes shades inconsistently throughout the film. See more »

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Features Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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An overlooked comedy (weed driven) that doesn't need the "weed movie" crutch to be held up with the "stoner comedy' greats
16 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excuse the long review but i swear its worth the read

Yes this movie had it flaws but its a weed/stoner comedy , wouldn't you expect some things to be half-baked ? pun intended .

If you can't suspend belief & are the type over analyze scenarios , plot holes , believability etc. than why are you looking n the direction of a "weed" movie n the 1st place ?

... even the classic holly grail of weed comedies and archetype Cheech in Chong's Up in Smoke had plenty

Plus the authenticity and incredibly extensive marijuana knowledge (to the point of giving away a very little known drug test beating method) far surpasses any other weed movie even documentaries . .

This is a review by a both an avid stoner & avid movie buff (plus a p.a & grip on many productions)

This is the best weed comedy to come out since Harold and Kumar 1 & how high (and that was about a decade ago , and there have been multiple efforts and some decent ones since -->

THAT seedy stress (but still gets you high) --> (Mac & Dre go to high school , Puff Puff Pass)

THAT good Reggie --> (How High & Friday 3)

THAT good seedless mid grade -> (ie. Harold & Kumar 2 & 3 , Pineapple Express)

Then some so bad that either the herb had mold on it , it was so old you just get a head ache , there was so many seed & stem pieces it basically isn't even weed

BUT this MOVIE is the dank kind bud that you found on the ground at a party that someone forgot about & obviously that cat had some indoor grow operation cause damn that herb was fire and a welcome surprise compared to what you been smoking !!!

Unfortunately this movie slipped under the cracks and didn't even make a blip on the radar despite being the only weed movie touting an academy award winner

in Adrien Brody ( an actor who wasn't nominated erroneously and deservingly won ((a rarity now a days)) unlike many winners he is one of the most brilliant actors to ever receive it , one who has more range than Charlton Heston and his rifle have seen )

Already equipped with Brody this small budget movie managed to pull one of Holloywoods finest and underrated in Michael Chiklis (the lead corrupt detective in the shield & fantastic four star, to name just a couple)

& Colin hanks (a proved comedic gem of an actor since orange county w/ Jack black & many dramatic roles where he shined , and hes tom hanks son)

Along with some off the wall quality cameos , Mykelti Williamson (bubba from Forrest Gump) , Yeardley Smith (been in 8 mill. movies & shows and is the voice of Lisa Simpson)

So the main character high school leads--> Matt bush (adventureland) Sean Marquette(TV veteran , seriously how can he be this young and be in that many shows) have tons to work with and with the arsenal of actors behind them they could crap the bed and still be carried but they do the perfect job and there skill sets fit there characters perfectly

So this weed movie is stacked with STAR POWER , more so than 9/10 of all weed comedies so how did it get overlooked and not find a home in theaters ? it must be bad ?

No , unfortunately our country (america) is still extremely conservative when it comes to drugs (i know , i know .. weed isn't anymore of a drug than alcohol ,actually less than alcohol in relation to the negatives that the word drug carries but this movie though solely marijuana at heart though totes some other drug references/use & gun packing drug dealers)

but pineapple express was at theaters you say and it had the same things!!

Well the characters weren't 16-17 yrs old involving weed being glorified and in a school setting no less , and even more so, Judd Apatow & Seth Rogan , Danny Mcbride in there whole crew are proved commodities in the debauchery comedy department .. there next movie could be called crack pipes in paradise and it will reach the theaters. . . . well i decided not to make any spoilers cause if you don't know the major plot point than it will be much more exciting

Its an original plot for a weed comedy and was very unexpected so don't read the spoilers or even the summary if you haven't already.

There are a couple "corny" type moments but the good out weighs the corny , but when i say corny it was def. intended so its not a shot at the movie

BOTTOM LINE ... this is a movie that will be loved , dare i say cherished by weed movie lovers but also a movie that will be loved by people that don't even smoke weed but love comedies

its originality, great performances , star power , genuine heart , incredibly extensive marijuana knowledge (to the point of giving away a very little know drug test beating method , comedic timing and overall feel & final product are the visual & audio personification of a fat joint rolled with some of psycho ed's Keef straight from his jar in and if you knew what that was (or wanna know) you'd be popping in the movie or metaphorically lighting that joint right damn now !!!!!!


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