SUPER HIGH ME (2007)

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Doug Benson, stoner comedian extraordinaire, came up with a joke about Super Size Me, the premise was that if some dude can eat Mickey D’s everyday for 30 days why can’t someone make a film about smoking the sacred ‘erb everyday for 30 days, and so the idea was born and consequently he made the documentary.

As he is a regular smoker, the idea was posited for him to be clean for 30 days then smoke all day everyday for the following 30. This is a doc for people who are already on board with the joys of marijuana and it’s many uses.

I had seen this film a while back and recently discovered one of his podcasts, Getting Doug With High, where he invites comedians and friends into his studio to get ripped, if that sounds like your bag, check it. He also has several other podcasts on the go including douglovesmovies.com.

Throughout the doc, Doug has many medical and memory tests, both during his clean state and then under the influence, and comes up with some interesting conclusions. During the film you get to see clips of his stand up during the 60 days and he is funny, both dry and high.

Filled with appearances backstage with other comics, this gives you an insight into the relatively harmless world of recreational cannabis use.

This is a fun doc with a running time of 94 minutes and if it sounds like fun to you, check it out.

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3/5

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NEBRASKA (2013)

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I am not the biggest Alexander Payne fan. A lot of people love his movies but I find them a little twee at times and lacking a strong through line.

I thoroughly enjoyed Sideways but I think that may have been down to the pairing of Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden-Church, but I felt tepid about About Schmidt and The Descendants, which people loved.

This is by no means a terrible film, it is entertaining (Oscar worthy, not sure), Bruce Dern is great, as he always is but somethings-a missing for me.

Maybe it’s the fact that I have absolutely no connection to that part of the world but in the same breath if a story is told well…….

It reminds me of Sunday evening TV, specifically aimed at the older demographic. If most of the reality nonsense is aimed at the youth-dem then this fare is a bigger budget version of the ITV and BBC Sunday night shows, Marple, Poirot, Sherlock (to an extent, although that is aimed at the kids as well), A Touch of Frost etc etc. Reasonably well made but containing nothing that I am at all interested in.
Maybe this is a little harsh but s’how I feel so deal.

June Squibb was excellent and gets to deliver all the cracking lines, Will Forte and Bob Odenkirk were alright, nice to see Stacy Keach after a few years, he embodied his character with the right amount of life and opinion.

All in all a movie for the valium generation.

3/5

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