Bounty hunter Bucum chases bail-jumper Reggie, who runs right into the scene of a diamond heist and murder and gets shot at as well. Later they become partners in their pursuit of the $20M in diamonds and lottery ticket. Their women join.
Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam. This eventually lands them in Harvard, where they're surrounded by the world of Ivy Leaguers. Although their new lifestyle is much different from back home, they kept on having fun until their supernatural smoke runs out. Now, they are on their own and they have to rely on each other to survive.Written by
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In creating the sound for the mystical pot plant (Ivory), sound designer Andrew Somers (uncredited) used a Theremin and a set of Obsidian Chimes. For the sound of the giant bong, (and the sound of Ivory appearing) they recorded inhaling through an actual bong. See more »
When Silas is waking Jamal up for crew practice, the alarm clock he holds near Jamal's face clearly reads 7:01AM. However, earlier in the movie, Bart stated that crew practice begins at 6:00AM. Jamal definitely would not have made it to practice. See more »
Like many other people, I expected a stereotypical "black" movie or a "pot" movie. And sure, you have many black jokes and many pot jokes in this film, but it's done in a surprisingly intelligent way that was both funny and incredibly original. Too many drug movies are simply rehashed (pun intended) but this was not one of them.
The movie has Method Man and Redman entering Harvard where they teach others to stop being so uptight. Again, it sounds over like you've seen it before, but certain things here you won't see elsewhere. Things I can't say without giving away later parts of the film. But I can say it crosses a line where if you are easily offended or are very patriotic, you might get a little steamed.
The acting? Fine, for a comedy. The plot, decent. The writing, quite good. The music was surprisingly good. There was, of course, a great deal of rap music. But other kinds of music were incorporated to round the feel of the movie out. I even heard Rammstein, which would seem out of place but really wasn't.
Oh, and Lark Voorhies ("Saved by the Bell") co-stars, which would make this the second greatest college film to star a SBTB alumnus (the best being "Dead Man on Campus").
I would recommend this film. I went in to it expecting some horrible trash, but left with a smile on my face and a new appreciation for Method Man and Redman.
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