It seems like forever ago that I began covering the Adrien Brody marijuana chuckler “High School” here at Beyond Hollywood. The film premiered at Sundance nearly two years ago, though it isn’t getting a proper theatrical release until this June. Bizarre. In order to convince the unsuspecting public to partake in this particular crop of cinematic herbage, a brand new trailer has found its way online. Although the movie looks strong on its own, I still think Brody is the main reason to give this one a go. You’ll understand why in just a second.
Here’s a synopsis to help refresh your memory:
The day after soon-to-be valedictorian Henry Burke takes a hit of the chronic for the first time, his school principal institutes a zero tolerance drug policy and administers a mandatory drug test for all students. Henry has two options: fail and lose his college scholarship, or team up with his stoner friend Breaux to beat the system. They steal a high powered ganja from law student-turned-drug-dealer Psycho Ed and spike the school’s bake sale brownies, getting the whole school–faculty included–completely stoned out of their minds. But with the student body getting higher and higher with every brownie, and a pissed-off Psycho Ed on their tails for stealing his stash, they must find a way to keep their half-baked plan from going up in smoke.
In addition to Brody, “High School” offers up performances from Michael Chiklis, Colin Hanks, Matt Bush, Mykelti Williamson, Yeardley Smith, Michael Vartan, and Curtis Armstrong. I’m still just as excited about it as I was two years ago. The film arrives in select theaters on June 1st, 2012, courtesy of Anchor Bay. The trailer, meanwhile, resides below.
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