Up in Smoke Reviews
Grade = 8.5/10
This is movie is not an anti-marijuana movie. It's Cheech and Chong's first movie. It's like a Cheech and Chong comedy album but with pictures. The movie's story is about Cheech and Chong going to Mexico and driving back in a van made of marijuana. When I was a teenager I went to a 4-H roundup at Oklahoma State University. Someone had a Cheech and Chong tape and we listened to it in Willham Hall on the floor we were staying. There was a center meeting room on each floor. Someone had a tape player and was playing the tape. It was the first time I heard Cheech and Chong. This movie has the same rhythm as one of their tapes but was acted out in front of a camera. So the whole movie is Cheech and Chong doing pot humor. Mostly two guys in a car acting stoned making funny jokes. The movie makes fun of the cops and the authorities trying to bust the pot smugglers. It has an R rating because of the glorification of drug use.