• Humboldt County (2008)

Humboldt County

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

Keywords: Charming, Los Angeles, Father, Transformation, Emotional, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    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

  • 25
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    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

  • 50
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Chronicle

    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

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