High Times' Potluck (2003)

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A veteran mobster discovers the grass is greener on the other side in this broad independent comedy. Frank (Frank Adonis) is a 60-year-old Mafia lieutenant who has been entrusted with a suitcase full of high-quality marijuana that has arrived in Manhattan from the Deep South and is ready for sale. Frank, however, happens to make the acquaintance of Jade (Theo Kogan), an attractive young woman who sings with a punk-rock band. Jade turns Frank's head, and she, in turn, samples the wares from Frank's suitcase. Jade persuades Frank to try some of the weed, and before long he has a decidedly more forgiving attitude about life and those around him. Frank's new laid-back personality, however, doesn't go over well with his bosses, especially after the stash he was given goes missing and ends up being stolen and re-stolen by a dizzying variety of underground personalities. High Times' Potluck -- which, as the title infers, was produced and financed in part by the well-known marijuana advocacy magazine -- also stars Jason Mews, Frank Gorshin, Sylvia Miles, and Jason Isaacs; noted cannabis enthusiasts Tommy Chong and David Peel also make cameo appearances.
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R (for pervasive drug content, sexuality/nudity, language and some violence)
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Jason Isaacs
as Arneau
Willie Nelson
as Himself
Kim Chan
as Saki
Tommy Chong
as Hippie
Nick Iacovino
as Mickey
Christopher Kenney
as Edie/Anthony
Erik Van Wyck
as The Young Slim Man
Frank Gorshin
as The Slim Man
David Peel
as Himself
Joe Rigano
as Rigano
Dan Lauria
as Carmine
Theo Kogan
as Jade
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Critic Reviews for High Times' Potluck

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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December 15, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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A witless collection of stereotypes and clichés.

December 4, 2003
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

The movie's more egregious buzzkills -- hazy plot, jarring non sequiturs, pointless pothead-celebrity cameos -- defy even herbally enhanced viewing.

Full Review… | October 21, 2003
Village Voice
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First-time Australian director Alison Thompson was either dipping a bit too heavily into High Times' stash on the job or really doesn't have a clue what she's doing.

Full Review… | October 17, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Some viewers may opt to forego the glassy-eyed actors' mush-mouthed line recitations and listen to Dark Side of the Moon on their Discmans to see if anything weird happens.

October 17, 2003
Globe and Mail
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Audience Reviews for High Times' Potluck

This is a High Times production. When I read the cover, it had shown all the awards it won at the New York Film Festival. From beginning to end, this movie hit every myth, rumor and false statement about weed HEAD ON. It's funny, it's full of heart, and the different characters that intertwine are one of of a kind. This movie caught me off guard. I had to watch it twice to make sure I saw, what I saw. Definite must see for anyone who thinks anything about weed.

Joseph Butler
Joseph Butler
½

The first feature produced by stoner journal High Times, Potluck bogarts an understandable amount of self-promotion and misplaced sermonizing. But the movie's more egregious buzzkills—hazy plot, jarring non sequiturs, pointless pothead-celebrity cameos—defy even herbally enhanced viewing.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo
½

BIZARRE CRIME COMEDY, SOME GOOD LAUGHS BECAUSE OF ITS ABSURDNESS. OFF THE WALLS WEIRD AT TIMES, BUT ODDLY LIKEABLE.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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