Movie Number- 62
Title– Super High Me (2007)
Branden’s Rating– 8 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– N/A out of 10
Average Rating– 8
Netflix Rating– 4 Stars
Comments– Doug Benson, a comic and known pot smoker, decided to copy what Super Size Me did except with marijuana. This documentary was a lot of fun, especially because I find Benson hilarious. There wasn’t much “learning” done on the effects of marijuana, but that is alright because the rest of the movie had me thinking. For instance, how the fuck are federal agents allowed to come in and overrule state government decisions? If the citizens of a state voted for it, that is obviously what they want, and it isn’t putting any restrictions on people (like a gay marriage ban would do), so why the hell isn’t it allowed by the federal government? I am not to proud to admit that I have very little knowledge when it comes to political situations, but this just seems wrong to me. If it doesn’t hinder an individuals way of living, and the state agreed to it, the feds need to keep out. I am all for medicinal use of marijuana and this movie puts up a great argument for it on the pro side, including interviews with patients who use this as a medicine. They are living better lives because of it, so why the hell shouldn’t this be legal. They also threw in an interesting stat: if marijuana was legal and being taxed, it could have generated over one billion in government revenue in 2006 alone. Obviously there have to be some sound arguments AGAINST this also, but from what I have read/heard/seen about this matter, this is almost a no-brainer. Anyway, this was a very funny documentary, but if you don’t enjoy pot-reference humor, you might as well stay away. Great.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.