Wednesday, December 16, 2015

640. Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke
Directed by Lou Adler

Depending on how devoted you are to me, you might consider the week long break I just took between posts as a hiatus.  Honestly, I have no excuse; I just really didn't want to watch this movie.  I think the Listmakers and I just have completely different senses of humor.  I find most of the comedies in The Book to be quite cringy (although, to be fair, a lot of comedies don't age well).  Can we go back to screwball romantic comedies please and just skip all the Monty Pythons and Cheech and Chongs?

An idiotic stoner is hitchhiking and picked up by another idiotic stoner.  They share a really large joint. No, but guys, it is really big.  Like really big.  Hysterical yet?  Let's continue. They get into all sorts of shenanigans that are so stupid that I don't really want to get into it.  Suffice to say, it involves a van made of marijuana.

Maybe it's because I have hung around a lot of stoners, but I don't find the stoner persona to be that amusing.  In fact, I find it rather irritating.  I think marijuana is quite the delightful drug and very useful for pain issues, so don't think I am a total square.  But stoners are hardly going to be great comedians as they find everything funny anyway.

Glad to finally get this one over with.  We are nearing the end of seventies.  Hopefully this isn't an indication that we will have a rough landing.

RATING: *----

Interesting Facts:

The word "man" is used 295 times.


  1. All very stupid and not very funny. Very much in the style of the more modern teen rubbish. But I guess this one has something about it's time .. Rather boring to sit through though ..

    1. I watched Pineapple Express a couple years ago and it wasn't quite as bad as I was expecting. Still not great.