Thursday, March 13, 2008

Smiley Face (Movie Review)

There's two kinds of stoners: smart ones and stupid ones. The stupid ones are just about anyone who smokes and then acts stupid afterwards - I know you know what I'm talking about; they're everywhere in the Midwest. The smart ones are like the crazy-smart engineers who toked from my alma mater - they get high and talk about quantum physics and shit. Smiley Face is the first stoner movie I've seen that was actually made for the smart variety... not that you'd know it from the trailer.

Jane - played by Anna Faris - seems like a complete twit, thanks to the pot cupcakes she unwittingly devours on top of being baked out of her mind. But it turns out that she's an ex-political science major with some serious business sense... once the smoke clears away a bit.

The basic plot is that Jane has to replace the pot cupcakes before her evil "skull f*ing" roommate comes home and finds out. Unfortunately, she ruins her first batch of pot butter (as seen in the trailer) and has to leave the apartment to forage for more. She manages to get lost along the way, crashes her fascist ex-professor's house and steals an original Marx manuscript, and eventually ends up at a carnival, hunted by all the people she's begged, borrowed and stolen from that day. But all she really wants is some orange juice and a bag of Doritos.

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