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Release Date: September 26th, 2008

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2009

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Aspiring doctor Peter Hadley (Jeremy Strong) gets the shock of his life when his hard-nosed father (Peter Bogdanovich) -- and medical-school professor -- fails him, invalidating his acceptance to an elite residency program. His long-standing life plan suddenly in question, the introverted Hadley stumbles through the streets of Los Angeles, until a one-night stand with singer Bogart (Fairuza Balk) lands him on an unexpected pilgrimage to Humboldt County, the marijuana capital of the West Coast.

Cast: Jeremy Strong, Fairuza Balk, Brad Dourif, Frances Conroy, Madison Davenport, Chris Messina, Peter Bogdanovich, Vicky Monroe

Director: Darren Grodsky, Danny Jacobs

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The entire script, which boils down to a hopelessly embarrassing lesson about "this beautiful place that can make people live again," seems to have been written within arm's reach of a bong. show more

  • Has an impressive cast and captures some of that era's fuzzy rebelliousness and humanism, but taken on its own the picture is finally thin stuff. show more

  • A slow starter. But what appears to be the cliched "uptight nerd liberated by flighty sprite" tale--done better in films from "Bringing Up Baby" to "Barefoot in the Park"--evolves into something deeper, darker, more resonant. show more

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