Star Leaf (2015)

 

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Director : Richard Cranor
Writers Hugh Berry, Richard Cranor +
Starring : Richard Cranor, Julian Gavilanes, Russell Hodgkinson. USA. 1h 17m

I knew from the title and cover that this was going to be ridiculous and while it has a cute sentimental message it’s really quite bone and just didn’t work for me, but it does have a few entertaining scenes.

After the Windows 95 generated intro backed by some equally old drum and bass, the movie kicks off with a flashback set in a warzone, the most shakey sniper (Richard Cranor) has to make a tough decision to shoot a man holding a child or not, a shot rings out but we don’t see what happens but cut to the current day, the sniper is now back from “the war” and is meeting up with old friends on the trail for WEEEEEED they have heard of the Star Leaf strain a new dream drug guaranteed to get you off this planet from a drug that came from out of space. They track/hike out into the middle of nowhere and after hooking up with Seth Guardrail Slaughter (Russell Hodgkinson) after running into a bizarre park ranger who encourages them to smoke some herb, they get high and the movie turns into an Ibiza dance video for a few minutes, then the true nature of the drug is slowly uncovered. Then things get even more pathetic, an attempt to try and justify how drugs make us perceive things in different ways and live better lives is scratched at and the end. Continue reading Star Leaf (2015)

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