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High School (2010)

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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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Big Dave
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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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Comedy

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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)  »

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High School - Wir machen die Schule dicht  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$239,034, 3 June 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,039,034, 3 June 2012
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John Stalberg Jr. Jr., the Writer/Director, provides the voice of Psycho Ed's Frog. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, two kids are playing a prank on a third by dropping him in the pool, and they film it on camera. A little later, the assistant dean is watching it on some "youtube similar site", but the point of view is the movie camera, not the kids' camera, who presumably uploaded the movie. See more »

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Travis Breaux: Yo, why do they call you Paranoid?
Paranoid: [Interrupting] What? Why you wanna know, man?
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Features Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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Make Me High
Performed by the Michael Chiklis Band
Written by Michael Chiklis
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Disjointed but amusing
6 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

The first 35 minutes of High School is some of the most comedy I have seen this year. Yea its in the vein of the Apatow/Seth Roganequse vein of witty banter and ridiculous situations. Unfortunately this films script is so sub plot ridden and contrived it losses me at a lot of places and as the movie goes on the novelty stops working.

Slacker/Stoner/High School Outcast films can work on many levels as character pieces, comedies, faux-action, satires, dramas, romances etc etc, there is very little that hasn't been tried and there is very little that hasn't had a good variation of said sub-genre. High School tries to do it all and its got that copy paste feel only a lazy screenplay can have.

Once again, there are some weird good things about this film, the people being high isn't always super over blown. Matt Bush owns his role pretty well. While Brody and Chikilas are over the top and having fun with what they have to do but it doesn't go anywhere there isn't anything new but at the same time its too all over the place to be a homage to stoner films of yesteryear.

If you like stoner comedies its worth a rental and there is stuff to laugh at but there isn't much of comfort zone in between laughs and boredom.

5/10


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