Review Date: May 17, 2000
Director: Justin Kerrigan
Writer: Justin Kerrigan
Producers: Emer McCourt and Alain Niblio
John Simm as Jip
Lorraine Pilkington as Lulu
Shaun Parkes as Koop
Sure, there were a couple of definite funny scenes, including one which broke down the politics of "passing the spliff" at a party...very funny! And another one which showcased the uncomfortable feeling one has when constantly running into someone whom you only know as an acquaintance, and all of the bullshit conversation that you must carry on with that person. So true, and pretty darn funny as well. Many of the other moments in the film featured movie references attempting to be clever (both the TAXI DRIVER (10/10) and STAR WARS conversations didn't work for me), as well as kids basically screaming, jumping up and down, and telling us how cool it is to be high. I know what they're saying, but watching it for ninety minutes just didn't click much for me. The ending was especially weak with a dopey romance angle coming out of nowhere, but I will give the first time writer/director Justin Kerrigan this much...the camera tricks are abundant and certainly quite inventive.
Being a fan of stylish movies and not being afraid to admit that I have personally "inhaled" some friendlies of my own, I might recommend this film to those who love the raves, like to smoke a little doobie before watching a movie, and anyone who doesn't mind watching a film with no actual plotline. For the rest of ya'll, I would suggest skipping this puppy, and renting many of the better films to which this movie makes mention, including TAXI DRIVER (10/10), CLERKS, SCARFACE or THE SHINING (9/10).