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Newlyweeds is a naturalistic portrait, with a few hallucinatory flourishes, of a very specific relationship in a very specific place.
Shaka King's low-budget debut feature is slim on plot but rich in attitude and on-the-ground detail of New York neighborhood life.
A smoky, jazzy, biting and heartfelt comedy about two young people, one love affair, American life, African-American life, Brooklyn and - oh, yeah - weed.
It's a special movie. Odd, disjointed and not entirely coherent, but special.
The movie at last finds its legs in a windup that has great compassion for these sweet, lost souls.
More a series of darkly comic vignettes than a conventional romance, King's exploration of chemically altered human chemistry is amusing if slight, and his two leads are appealingly solid, especially Cheatom.
It's a tragic comedy in which the absurdity of the stoners' bad choices will find your funny bone. You will laugh and shake your head in mock disgust, because addicts are truly funny until they aren't anymore.
Newlyweeds is a movie of excellent riffs, understated timing, and memorable performances.
Newlyweeds is a rare movie about stoners that treats pot addiction seriously, carving out a space of its own in a naturalistic middle ground between the familiar standards of surreal comedy and moralistic drama.
It's hard to determine exactly what Newlyweeds wants to accomplish, but it's plain to see that it fails.
It's difficult to deduce whether Newlyweeds is too loose, or merely designed to appear too loose...Yet the movie has a certain dark charm.
Going neither in the direction of Reefer Madness nor a Cheech and Chong movie, it's both funny and serious, and its depictions of pot-smoking could be read as either promotional or cautionary.
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