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Genres: Comedy , Drama
Actors: Jeremy Strong , Fairuza Balk , Peter Bogdanovich , Vicky Monroe , Tarek Zohdy , Lawrence Bridges , John Murdock , Lenny Pettinelli , B. Swislo , Brad Dourif , Frances Conroy , Madison Davenport , Chris Messina , Geoffrey Robinson , Darren Grodsky
Director: Darren Grodsky , Danny Jacobs
Country: United States
Year: 2008
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10 (1738 votes)

A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself.

Film Review

I had the privilege of seeing this movie at SXSW in Austin. The theater couldn't have expected the incredible turnout. They had to open a second theater and still turn away many more people. We were there an hour early and the place was already packed and buzzing with anticipation.I wasn't sure what to expect, but I viewed with an open mind and was blown away. I also had some insider information about the various characters portrayed. Most of which are based on actual people known by the writers/directors which somehow made the movie more personal, but took something away from the anticipation of character development throughout the film. The incredibly divergent paths of each character, which ultimately seems to unite them all at various points, is the heart of the story.I heard a ton of laughter and saw many (including myself) trying to conceal tears at several times throughout this story you hate to see conclude. We left the theater with much to discuss regarding some great…

It was a great movie! The development was awesome! First, see, he wanted to go home and nothing was gonna stop him! Then this creepy hippie gives him a single hit from a joint, and he's totally hip and down to the crunchy Earth with a bunch of first outhouse shitting hippies. There was no development, just a puff of smoke, if you will, and he's ditched the sweater vest and opted for a dirty-off-the-rack t-shirt.Gross old hippies 'living in harmony with the land' but shooting deer for eating their flowers was about the only thing that rang true about Humboldt to me. But hey, what do I know? I only spent 21 years growing up in Arcata.Christ! A square lead who is afraid of pot at the start of the movie is trying to pick a bar fight with gruff old Trinidad (that's where the bar was) locals because he thinks that they stole something from some groovy hippies he doesn't know? Where was the 'development' that led to that? I will say this much good about it : I…

The theme of a younger man or woman coming to terms with alternative lives which prompt him to examine his values has been with us for a long time. It is something I never tire of when it is done well. Hopefully, we have all been there. If not, there is still time. What are you waiting for? I grew up in and around Humbolt County before the counterculture arrived and remember Arcata and Eureka as logging and commercial fishing towns. I was there for some of the "cultural struggles" that followed. So, for me, this movie has multiple layers of nostalgia. Fortunately, the movie omitted the real weather, so I had no neuralgia.

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