Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Stoned Age|
Actors: Michael Kopelow, Bradford Tatum, China Kantner, Renee Allman, Clifton Collins Jr.
Director: James Melkonian
Crank it up and her into the groove with two radically hellacious buds Joe and Hubbs. It s the grooy 70 s and music and partying are king!The dudes ate out cruisin one night in the Blue torpedo (a blue volkswagon) when th... more »
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Will not win an oscar.. but will never go out of style.
Chris C. | Cordova, South Carolina United States | 12/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I waited up till 2 in the morning to first watch the Stoned age after hearing good things about it. I was not dissapointed. The movie is a cult classic and is better then that darling of critics "Dazed and Confused"(which is saying something).The basic premise of the movie is well... take a friday night in Torrence, California, with two stoner friends/their equally braincell deprived buddies, and add a couple of chicks. Although it sounds lame and usual, the movie is best in that it does not take itself seriously. The movie doesn't try to make a few teenagers sound like english graduate students at 18 like present day envogue teen movies, instead it simply lets the characters... well be kids. It seems every character on the movie reminds me of someone I knew in High school. The most hilarious thing about the laughs in the movie, is the fact that they don't appear to be trying to make you laugh. Like dazed and confused, they simply find away to make you snicker almost every minute. The two main Characters, Hubbs and Joe, make a hysterical pair, but to me the most memorable character is "Tack". Tack(played by Clifton Gonzalez-Gonzalez)is such a loser(meant in a good way) its funny. The two "chick" roles(not counting the "buffalo butts girls") play outstanding as the counterparts to Hubbs and joe. Party girl Laney and walflower(and moody) Jill provide probably two of the most hilarious scenes of the movie when both of them pound Joe. The gist of the movie is, Joe and Hubbs only mission in life is to get as they so eloquently put it "Drunk, stoned, and laid". When the two find out about Laney and Jill from Tack,they see their night perfect and set out to fulfill the "night of our life" trifecta. However it seems everyone from Cops, Disco dancing store clerks,loser friends/cocky jocks, overzealous/pervert dads, and big samoan guys stand in there way. This intermixed with Joe "Wierding out" and scaring off chicks with his constant "Narly eyeball" remarks. Oh and did I mention a big, violence prone older brother that has personally eyed Laney and Jill as "his chicks".In the end(not gonna spoil the movie) Joe is still a wuss, and Hubbs is still the tough guy. However at least Joe drives the Blue Torpedo now(have to see the movie to get it) and finally stands up to Hubbs. Look for guest appearances by Frankie Avalon and Jill is none other then Grace Slick's daughter(there is your star power right there). Give it a try.. and when you start to find yourself offended by the movie... remember.. its just a movie and supposed to be fun."
skaboom420 | 03/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Absolutely classic movie. Ive seen this movie so many times, i just about have the entire thing memorized. There are many unforgettable moments and great one liners you'll be using for years."
Stanley Runk | Camp North Pines | 06/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this in the theater(yup, it actually had a theatrical release for a day or so) at the perfect age-17. Anyone who went to high school can recall the years of 16 and 17 to be the years of that mindless activity called "cruising"(of course, I know some losers in their 30s who continue to do this, I'm sure you do too). At that age you could drive, but you couldn't buy cigarettes, liquor or get into a bar, so what could you do? Go cruising! The idea was to meet girls with varying degrees of success. If you can relate to that, you'll get some degree of entertainment from The Stoned Age which starts off with this premise. This film is over exaggerated but ironically very realistic at the same time. Everyone knew someone like Tack-some annoying schmuck who would usually find his way into your car somehow. Everyone's also ended up at a party thrown by a bunch of idiots from a totally different "class" or "scene" than you. And who didn't know a couple of "Buffalo Chicks?" If you were one of those guys who took the "nice guy" approach to getting women, you'll totally identify with Joe. You can literally feel his frustration as he desperately attempts to woo the amazingly sexy Laney, only to have her jump in the sack with a sexist jerk who seduces her through...well....acting like a jerk. If you were a womanizing jerk like Hubbs, then you'll relive fond memories as you watch him get the chick through the most juvenile tactics available. I didn't grow up in the 70s, but it was the perfect setting for this film. The lingo is accurate, the music great, and the issues and concepts are still relevant today; The rich disco kids and their hatred for the lower/middle class hard rock stoners for example. Cruising, of course. People should really stop the comparisons to Dazed and Confused. That quote on the box was a bad idea, the director even says so in the commentary track! Two different films, folks. The only thing they have in common is the time period and some stoner characters. Would you compare Monty Python and The Holy Grail to Excalibur coz they take place in the same time period and have a few similar themes? Back to the music I mentioned before, I was very impressed with the soundtrack. In the commentary, the director mentions that this whole film was to be strictly Led Zeppelin songs, but it couldn't be done financially. Thank God for that! That would have been way too cliche. This movie works so much better with a soundtrack with no Led Zeppelin. God forbid there were other bands in the 70s other than Zeppelin, alot of them better, believe it or not. In this film we get songs by Ted Nugent, Deep Purple, Focus, Montrose, references to the Scorpions, and The Blue Oyster Cult takes center stage. That's cool coz BOC don't get the respect they deserve anymore. The cast of unknowns does a decent enough job. I'm not sure why the character of Jill is refered to as an "oinker" and "hoagley". Throughout the film, we keep getting reinforced the notion that Jill is supposed to be unattractive. Well, just watch the film and see if you think Jill is unattractive. Sure, maybe she doesn't leap off the screen like Laney, but she is one good looking woman. Of course, Laney is always dressed skimpy while Jill is isn't. Jill also looks the most 70s, Laney doesn't. Anyhow, this film is a sure gem to discover if you did the cruising thing in high school or were a teenager in the 70s. Also, to really enjoy this, totally disregard that Dazed and Confused quote on the box."
Early 80's feel to 90's film. Metalheads, geeks, and chicks
Chris C. | 12/12/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I would have swore this movie came out of the early 80's! You spend an evinging cruzin' in the blue-torpedo with a couple of metalheads armed with peppermint schnaps, and a desire to score with some chicks.I love this film! Plenty of great one-liners and characters that are frightenly familiar. If you liked movies such as Revenge of the Nerds and Fast Times at Ridgemont Hight, you'll enjoy this gem. Until next time...NORAD"