Taking How High seriously is such an impossible task, if it not only for the fact it is incredibly offensive, but because it is the only film i know to date that is so self aware it becomes unaware. It sits in the void between so bad its good and utter drivel. Regardless of its impurities however, the film actually works as a whole, something you would expect this level of film making to be almost incapable of doing. Silus and Jamal are 2 down and outs, after the death of his friend Ivory, Silus grows his friends ashes into a cannabis plant and lives out Ivory's final wish, for him to go to school and get educated about his talent in botanicals. After realising that by smoking Ivory, not only would he appear but he is also willing to help the pair pass all their exams, leading them straight through harvard, where they cause hell, annoy all the goody two shoes and get "Dem Bitches". Yes this film is so blatantly offensive to anyone who is not black, male and in their 20's, however it does carry some stupid comedy and genuine moments of laughter from time to time. The acting isnt so much as atrocious as what you'd expect from the roster on offer here, in fact Redman and Method Man do a formidable job of holding your attention for the duration, even if the script forces some heavy message hinting at the viewer from time to time. The supporting cast are just about fine and dandy also, including Mike Epp's who plays a pretty dumb pimp. Its all rather, dumb and fun and cringe worthy at the same time. It has a fun soundtrack for the time, the production values are decent enough for 2001 and its not exactly boring to watch. It's like going back to high school at the age of 30 and hanging about with all the stoners. It would be stupid, however if would give you some sense of rememberance, for better or worse. There really isnt much else to say, How High is what it is a dumb stoner movie, nothing more, nothing less.