Parallel Media, Flipzide Studios, HS Film,
Adrien Brody, Sean Marquette, Matt Bush, Colin Hanks, Adhir Kalyan, Mykelti Williamson, Michael Chiklis, Curtis Armstrong, Cody Longo, Luis Chávez, Max Van Ville, Mary Birdsong, Julia Ling, Camille Mana, Brett Kelly, George Back, Joseph Julian Soria, Kevin Yon
Henry Burke (Matt Bush) has it! He’s the school valedictorian by just a few hundredths of a point, but he’s got it. But a random drug test at the same time as Henry takes his very first hit of pot risks his scholarship and his future. The school pothead Travis (Sean Marquette) feels guilty for getting him into this, so he helps him devise a scheme to spike the brownies at the bake sale so the entire school will fail and eliminate the problem. Of course everything goes wrong and things get worse and worse as one lie piles up upon another until it’s all about to come crashing down by the principal who suspects and the police who are anxious to bust the case.
I hated this movie. Adrian Brody showed up looking shaggy and unkempt as the big time drug dealer, mostly to have a “big name” on the marquee. He truly could have (and maybe did) mail in his part as there was nothing for him to do here but mumble and try to look menacing. The school principal is the biggest a**hole principal since “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, but he’s not funny in the least. There’s just not much going on here. They twist the story around to offer some gratuitous nudity that does nothing to offer anything to the story, and I have to say that girl with the tattoos scares the hell out of me! They try to pull off some kind of Cheech and Chong thing, or maybe more like Jay and Silent Bob, but it just doesn’t work. The whole thing is just really stupid and there’s no action, suspense, comedy, or real story. Even Sebastian (Adhir Kalyan), who is pretty funny as Timmy in Rules of Engagement, is dull here as the rival for Valedictorian who is trying to bust these guys, but just can’t seem to pull it off. The whole thing is a mess and I don’t recommend it. I wanted to enjoy it, but the further it dragged on, the worse it got.
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