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Homegrown Reviews

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½ August 18, 2015
just now saw this movie for the first, watched 15 minutes of it, and it sucks. don't waste your time with this one.
½ July 22, 2015
This is an awesome movie, and if you haven't seen it, you should go to the video store right now and rent it. First off, the cast is superb. Not only does it have current stars, like Ryan Philippe and Billy Bob Thornton, but it also has your stars of yesteryear like Judge Reinhold. It also has numerous cameos by actors like Jon Bon Jovi, Ted Danson, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Second off, the story was quite good also. It was interesting how they took a plot for a stoner movie, and almost made it dramatic. It takes the drug situation in the United States, and instead of giving it a comedic face like in "Half Baked" it has a true, life lesson image like "Traffic". So watch this movie, if you're a stoner it will give you insight into something you love, if you don't do drugs it will give you a more realistic view of drugs than either side wants you to see.
May 15, 2015
Quirky little off the beaten path comedy that entertains for most of the movie.
January 6, 2013
Epic Weed Growing movie!!!
November 20, 2012
See "Leaves of Grass" with Edward Norton instead of this misfire.
April 25, 2012
Again, not one of my favorite movies. I just can't get into the whole Jon Bon Jovi and drugs thing.
½ March 6, 2012
stupid movie about pot.
February 12, 2012
Movie was kinda all over the place but was still an okay semi - comedy flick with a little bit of action. The actors played their characters well but movie felt it was lacking a certain something. Still a decent watch but pretty dumb as the whole picture. Mainly based around marijuana, I'm a heavy weed smoker and that might have been the only thing keeping me interested.I've seen way worse movies so I don't think it was a total waste of time.
December 31, 2011
Good plot and actors, but just not interesting. Suspense, comedy, charm, it's lacking it all.
Super Reviewer
November 29, 2011
Homegrown is a harmless little comedy. It isn't spectacular, but it's off the beaten path and that usually makes for a good movie. It sags in a couple parts and writing isn't spectacular, but the characters are wacky and it's mildly enjoyable.

If you're looking for a movie that doesn't fit in with the rest of the crowd, then look no further. Homegrown is your kind of movie.
stevetheman1236
Super Reviewer
September 24, 2011
Homegrown is a harmless little comedy. It isn't spectacular, but it's off the beaten path and that usually makes for a good movie. It sags in a couple parts and writing isn't spectacular, but the characters are wacky and it's mildly enjoyable.

If you're looking for a movie that doesn't fit in with the rest of the crowd, then look no further. Homegrown is your kind of movie.
July 25, 2011
Although it involved plenty of pot, it would be a bit of a longshot to call this film a stoner movie since it doesn't fall under comedy. The cast was well put-together, the performers seemed to have manage to dig into their rolls quite well, although they weren't the most complex of characters. As for the script itself, I'm going to have to say it was half-baked. Pun intended. The script had a decent enough premise, but the story didn't carry itself out to it's full potential. It was mildly entertaining to see Billy Bob Thornton and his buddies struggle to keep the supposed secret of their bosses' murder under wraps while secretly running the marijuana empire, but there was much room for more twists. I liked how it involved the interests of the California growers versus the mob, it brought a somewhat cultural viewpoint to the film. Overall a decent film, but quite average.
January 6, 2011
watched the whole movie because of Jake Gyllenhaal and couldn't find him in it! then went to the internet and saw a couple of stills of the scene he was in, so rewatched the scene and didn't agree that that was him, then finally it hit me, he wasn't one of the small kids, he was the blond one on the side. his face just appeared on screen for about 2 seconds, and his whole face half a second!! snif snif.. at least i had Jon Bon Jovi to see in it too ;) the movie was kinda funny after all, good characters, liked the other actors! only the story that wasn't so ambitious.. but Jake's father directed it and he did a great job :)
December 1, 2010
Eventually after 30mins or so, the film started to gel but ultimately it was not meant to hold. This was a train wreck but with a decent concept. Thumbs down.
½ November 22, 2010
This film sure slipped under the radar, because i only heard about until recently. But no wonder i hadn't heard about it, it didn't do too well at the box office, and probably wasn't on the circuit for long. Acting wise its full of strong and respectable names, but none of them stand out with an average screenplay. The characters i did not care for, and for an audience that's where you lose the majority of them. It is somewhat entertaining, with a few humorous moments, but a lot of those moments are too silly and feel disconnected from this style of film/genre. This movie is not strong enough, definitely not terrible, but not too far from forgettable.
November 9, 2010
Amateurish and unconvincing, this crew needs to watch Shallow Grave. Or maybe they did, but just couldn't replicate the internal stresses and friction as distrust turns to aggression and paranoia overturns loyalty when solidarity is required.
Super Reviewer
½ November 8, 2010
A great cast does nothing for this scattered, cliched, and goofy script. Still - and this may just be the great cast - there is an undeniable cheeky charm to this film that makes it memorable. But if you want a REAL film that blends drama and comedy into an absorbing believable world of fully fleshed out chracters, skip this amateurish attempt at capturing the plight of the American cannabis farmer and instead enjoy Humboldt County.
September 20, 2010
makes growing look a lot more complicated than one might think. interesting atmosphere. ditzy acting, but maybe that was intentional? still ditzy though.
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