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Homegrown
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Directed By
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Written By:
Stephen Gyllenhaal, Nicholas Kazan

Cast:
Billy Bob Thornton, Hank Azaria, Ryan Phillippe, Kelly Lynch, Jon Bon Jovi, John Lithgow, Jon Tenney, Matt Clark, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Lee Curtis, Judge Reinhold, Matt Ross, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Homegrown (1997)
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Movie Review by Zara
June 12th, 2007

A cast of thousands!

I don't know why I hadn't heard of this movie. It stars so many people (albeit, mostly in minor roles) and was directed by a Gyllenhaal (Maggie and Jake's dad). But after watching it, I understand why it is lesser known.

The movie is erratic in its delivery, pace, timing and genre. It's a movie about marijuana but it doesn't have the comedy aspect that most weed movies have. (Aside from a couple of choice moments.) And it's not one of those "learn your lessons!" movies either.

I'm not quite sure what to think of this movie. I might need to watch it a couple more times in order to get a proper feel on it, but as it stands I thoroughly enjoyed the movie if only for Azaria and Lynch, two of the most underrated character actors in the business. Plus watching Reinhold as a cop again is funny in and of itself.

Watch the movie and help me fill in the blanks, people. I think I might have gotten too much of a contact high from it to really evaluate it properly.

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Lark
Jun 12, 2007 10:08 AM
 
I remember watching this flick and enjoying it, Hank's hair alone makes me laugh....maybe I was stoned??... I love Billy Bob in almost anything...and Ryan Phillipe was as adorably clueless as always.....wasn't the ending sad though Zara?? I think I shed a tear.
Zara
Jun 12, 2007 12:33 PM
 
I must admit that it just wasn't right. It was downright tragic.

Penny
Jun 17, 2007 1:13 PM
 
Puff, puff, pass!



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