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High School

Adrien Brody , Colin Hanks    R (Restricted)   DVD
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Comedy, 2010 A high school valedictorian who gets baked with the local stoner finds himself the subject of a drug test. The situation causes him to concoct an ambitious plan to get his entire graduating class to face the same fate, and fail.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Mildly entertaining May 18 2014
By Charles Dimov TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Nothing to really write home about. High-School is mildly entertaining. Perhaps the nostalgia of your feelings about being in high school again, might inspire you to watch the entire movie. Otherwise, it is merely a mild entertainment.

As for being a comedy - it is - but don't expect to burst out laughing at any time. There are some characters that are amusing, but again nothing good enough to really make you laugh.

Naturally, if you are strongly opposed to drugs, then you may want to avoid watching this movie - as the entire theme is about it.

Acting was just mediocre - also. I was hoping to see some amazing work from a few unknown actors. Did not happen.

Would I watch it again? NO
Would I buy it? NO
Would I recommend it to a friend? NO
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  33 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Stoner Comedy With Some Excellent Performances Dec 2 2012
By Darren O'Neill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I sat down to watch "High School" with no preconceived notions about the movie. All I knew was that Michael Chiklis was in it and that was good enough for me. I can't say Chiklis stole the show here, but he played a part so different than what he's played recently in Vegas and The Shield that my wife didn't even recognize him. Chiklis plays a high school principal hell bent on getting drugs out of his school but of course that becomes impossible to do when honors student and soon to be class valedictorian Henry, played by Matt Bush, decided to toke up for the first time the day before a school-wide drug testing program is implemented.

Henry and his stoner friend Travis, played by Sean Marquette, decide that if EVERYONE fails the drug test then nobody can really be held accountable. Sound thinking, right? Well, in order to get enough drugs to dose the whole student body they have to rip off the local drug dealer "Psycho Ed," played with gusto by Adrien Brody who absolutely steals the show here. "Psycho Ed" is one part Snoop Dogg and one part white suburban lawyer who had a nervous break down. He somehow comes off as hilarious and terrifying at the same time!

There's no doubt that the premise here is over the top, the characters are over the top and the delivery here is over the top. All of that doesn't take away from the fun of the ride. There are a ton of "stoner comedies" out there but this one really does stand on its own as a movie with a little more substance to it. Well worth the rental for Brody's performance alone!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Feb. 24 2014
By michael - Published on Amazon.com
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It was very good and funny . A must see for young adults, the privilege gave away a lot of the story tho
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Jan. 16 2014
By TW - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Most stoner comedies are funny and most are stupid at the same time and this I`m 100% OK with, and was expecting that.

However, this movie was TERRIBLE. Not funny at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend for people with great sense of humor. Oct. 21 2013
By Vicki - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Pretty funny if you can handle stupidity, or if you are a non-judgemental person. Pretty unique how some people think when their choices can affect the future. I enjoyed this movie, but if you don't have a sense of humor, don't watch it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A pretty funny and somewhat original stoner comedy. More like "Girl Next Door" then "Harold & Kumar". Great plot. I say B Sept. 2 2012
By Tony Heck - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
"Drugs, fornicating, a grown man singing about his feelings, it's time we win this war, expunge this school of all dope fiends." Henry Burke (Bush) has everything going for him. He has a scholarship to MIT and is in line to be his classes valedictorian. After an accident leads to detention he is brought back together with his old friend Travis (Marquette). They decide to take a break that night and unwind with a joint. After the school's representative in the national spelling bee loses it on TV the principal (Chiklis) institutes a mandatory drug test for everyone in the school. Fearing he will lose everything Henry and Travis come up with a plan. I am not really a fan of "stoner' comedy (I did like the Harold & Kumar movies) but the plot to this and the cast made it seem interesting to me. I was not disappointed. Adrien Brody is very funny as the man they steal from and Colin Hanks is good as a clueless asst. principle but Michael Chiklis steals the movie. Playing a clueless borderline pervert in charge of the school he is perhaps the funniest clueless principal since Ed Rooney. This is a very different style of stoner comedy and it is more like "Girl Next Door" then "Pineapple Express". This is nothing amazing but I enjoyed it and laughed quite a bit. Overall, a funny movie you can just put in and not think about, those are fun sometimes. I give it a B.
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