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Directed By
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Written By:
Stephen Gyllenhaal, Nicholas Kazan

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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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.
Jun 12, 2007 12:33 PM
I must admit that it just wasn't right. It was downright tragic.

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

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