Half-Baked

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Making movies this bad suggests that marijuana is not a harmless drug.

I have little doubt that this film was secretly financed by the Theater Concessionaires of America or the powerful Jujube lobby. The funniest thing about this movie wasn't the movie itself, but the mental state of its mostly half-baked audience. Think of it. What better way to sell M & M's than to make a movie that encourages people to smoke dope before coming to the theater. You don't even need to worry about filling the film with many funny moments, because the audience spends half the film in the lobby waiting in line for munchies.

Pretty much everything about the film is half-baked, with a script obviously written by two guys sucking ganja wind the entire time they were working on the thing. When Kenny (Harland Williams) is busted for killing a police horse, his baked friends -- Thurgood (Dave Chappelle), Scarface (Guillermo Diaz) and Brian (Jim Breuer) -- must find a way to get him out. To raise the substantial bail money, they come up with a unique business plan: Sell dope.

Not surprisingly, there are a lot of times in the film where it seems to forget what it's doing, relying primarily on scenes of the three principals sitting on the couch looking confused. There are a surprising number of cameos in this film by actors who either smoke pot or were just too stupid to realize what they were doing to their careers.

Tommy Chong appears as a prisoner, thus gaining distinction of being the sole cast member incapable of further damaging his reputation. For him, this is a step up. However, others who appear include Jon Stewart, Bob Saget, Janeane Garofalo, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Stephen Baldwin, Steven Wright and Willie Nelson. People, next time you want to make a statement about marijuana, try wearing hemp clothing. Making movies this bad suggests that marijuana is not a harmless drug.

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Heather's picture

half baked is like the funniest stoner movie ever! Dave Chapelle and Jim Brewer are geniuses. How could you not enjoy this movie? You must be a crack lover and just jealous that the movie isn't about crack, cuz your smokin crack if do not think this shit is funny. I'm totally stoned right now too...I wonder if you can tell?

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