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Half Baked (1998)

(R) 82 mins

(R) 82 mins

Plot Summary: Three ganja-smoking dimwits hatch a plot to raise bail money for their jailed friend by selling dope on the street.  But they’d better spring their incarcerated buddy fast — before he ends up as the “boy toy” of a criminal named Nasty Nate.

Cast: Dave ChappelleGuillermo DíazJim BreuerHarland WilliamsRachel TrueClarence Williams IIILaura SilvermanTommy ChongR.D. ReidGregg RogellKevin BrennanSnoop DoggStephen Baldwin

Director: Tamra Davis

Serious Jest: animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd) (Worth Watching)  Like too many stoner movies, this one relies heavily on easy, cheesy jokes designed to make weed-smokers go, “Oh yeah, I totally do that when I’m high!”  I’ve never smoked weed, so I was looking more for Chappelle’s usual creative humor.  This was not his best work (it doesn’t even come close to Chappelle’s Show).  However, I am a fan of Chappelle and Díaz, there were a few truly funny moments, True is easy on the eyes, and there are a plethora of unexpected cameos throughout, making this a film worth watching, if only for its pop-culture value.

About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

One response to “Half Baked (1998)

  1. OscarMike ⋅

    I don’t know man, I don’t think this movie needs to be analyzed so harshly. I enjoy this movie more than you (4 mugs) purely for its carefree style and ability to create some truly memorable quotes for our generation. The story of “Killer” is a classic scene that is comedicly invaluable.

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