Grass

Year: 1999
Directed By: Rob Mann
Written By: Solomon Vesta

RYAN’S REVIEW

This is a documentary about the history of marijuana in the United States, and it is narrated by Woody Harrelson. I don’t know if I even have to write a review after that opening line. It sounds so awesome already that no doubt you are already Googling how to stream the movie online right now. There was a time in college when I just had to have this movie in the collection. It does tell an interesting story about a part of American history though. There is a lot of great footage from the last 100 years relating to the situation at hand. This documentary is both humorous and informative; I have always enjoyed watching it.

I don’t think this is an appropriate forum for discussing the debate over marijuana. I think this documentary does a great job letting us know that marijuana isn’t as dangerous as we have been lead to believe. It does not offer any alternative point of view though, but its objective was not to turn anybody off of the drug. I am not against the personal use of marijuana and I don’t think there is anything wrong with as long as it is used responsibly. I don’t see the point in debating the issue though because I don’t really expect anything to ever change. I think making a fuss about it is just blowing a lot of hot air that gets young kids noticed in all the wrong ways. In this world there are potheads and there are idiot potheads. So long as there are idiot potheads out there doing stupid things there will be people blaming it on the substance they were under the influence of. Truth is, stupid people do stupid things whether they are high or stone cold sober, but that isn’t what you will hear once the lab results are in. If pot is in the system it is because of the pot and it is another number they can add to the tally of evidence they have against the drug.

This movie isn’t one I relate to as much now that I am a working adult and parent with lots of responsibility, but it reminds me of the good old days. This is a well made documentary and those are always fun to watch. If you manage to get a chance to see this one then take a minute to watch it. It is worth your time to see it.

AMBER’S REVIEW

MARIJUANA IS BAD!! DUH NUH NUAHHHHH! I don’t have anything to say about this movie. It is the history of grass in America narrated by hottie Woody Harrelson. He wears clothes made out of hemp. Cool.

NEXT MOVIE: Guess Who (2005)

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