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.
The word "man" is used 295 times.