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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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Future going up in smoke? Make sure it's some primo shit. See more »

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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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Chad: Where the fuck is the administrations office?
Older Female Donor: Are you fucking with me?
Chad: What?
Older Female Donor: What?
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.46 (2012) See more »

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Performed by Rahzel the Godfather of Noise and DJ Muggs
Written by L muggerud & Rahzel "The Godfather of Noise"
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Excellent addition to the stoner canon
16 August 2010 | by (Providence, RI) – See all my reviews

Smoking makes most everything funny, and many will have a go-to selection of movies that pair especially well with pot. It's surprising, then, that movies about weed don't automatically fit into that category. If you've ever been sober in a room full of smokers you know that watching other people get stoned just ain't that funny, and it's even more difficult for a movie to impart a contact high.

Fortunately, High School straddles the divide between "stoner movie" and "movie to watch while stoned", because it's very, very funny. The plot is a lean, generic high school story - Henry (Matt Bush) is the straight-A valedictorian, tempted astray just before graduation by stoner and one-time friend Travis (Sean Marquette) after a chance accident lands them in detention. Henry tries pot for the first time, just as Principal Gordon (Michael Chiklis) is about to call for a school-wide drug test after a spelling bee incident embarrasses his school's good name. Henry and Travis plan to foil the drug test by getting the whole school high on drug savant Psycho Ed's (Adrian Brody) ultra-potent supply.

The setup is goofy but handled lightly and with a relatively straight face, which already distinguishes the movie from pure stoner material like How High or Cheech and Chong. The laughs come early and often, not relying too much on stoner tropes (although they're around if you want 'em) or character mugging, but on good, old-fashioned gags. The pace is a little uneven, perhaps because the script runs very tight around the speedy storyline, but the comedy is not.

Brody is given plenty of space to go wild; by the end his influence on the film is much bigger than his screen time. The same could be said on a lesser scale for Colin Hanks as vice-principal Brandon and Yeardley Smith as a teacher, who do typically fine jobs. Bush and Marquette, the two young leads, hold up their end of the bargain very well.

This is a movie that deserves to find wide distribution. If Pineapple Express, a perfectly entertaining movie in its own way, can find a decent audience, then for this to be left on the shelf is criminal. If you get the chance and you're even remotely curious, see it. Once again: it's very, very funny.


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