Directed by Richard Linklater
As someone who hangs out with a lot of stoners (not that I would ever engage in such debauchery...ahem) it is impressive how real this movie seems. I almost feel like I have had the same conversations that are presented here. Whether or not I actually enjoy watching high people muse for 100 minutes is another matter altogether.
There is no real plot here. The film will mostly follow a character, have them interact with another character, then follow that character around for a little while, have them interact with another character, then follow that character around for a little while...and so on and so forth. It is an interesting idea for a film, although I confess I got tired of the format near the forty five minute mark.
I don't really care what happens in a movie if the dialogue is good. While not all of these moments were winners, enough were to make this film worth a watch. I particularly enjoyed the conspiracy theory conversation, having just reviewed JFK.
Not necessarily a stand out movie, but still decent.
The movie that inspired Kevin Smith to be a filmmaker.