Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Movie Review # 24 High Hopes (2005)
Director: Joe Eckardt http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1836968/
Cecily Gambrell http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0303879/
Colby Kane http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1022833/
Jason Mewes http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0582939/
Edward Furlong http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000411/
David Faustino http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004910/
Andy Dick http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004873/
Danny Trejo http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001803/
Rotten Tomatoes: 24% Fresh Audience http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1209964-high_hopes/
IMDB: 3.7/10 http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=5547798684833737318
Netflix: 3 Stars
High Hopes is a comedy I had high hopes for. Sadly my High Hopes where lowered so greatly that I felt that was watching a movie that a group of frat guys came up with. Not to say that it was awful or even bad. It wasn't it just was a stereotypical B-Film jaunt that never lived up to its cast.
The cast consisting of Jason Mewes, David Faustino, Andy Dick, Danny Trejo and Edward Furlong. As well several other cameos through out. Is quiet honestly a great cast for a film. With most of them being some of the better films in the past 10 years. Sadly though this film is not one of them. Choosing to stick to middle ground of bad films that get made. Only to make you go what the fuck where they smoking? In this case it was the M-100.
Since they where obviously smoking during the making of this film. Here is the run down of the movie. A drug dealer gets a case of medical grade cronic. Then the man that gave it to him dies only for a group of misfits wanting to make a movie works out a plan just like Ocean's 11. In order to obtain it. Yep a heist and stoner flick all wrapped up in a craptastic package. Which is honestly sad very sad.
This movie had great potential as a film. Especially with the cast only if they tightened things up. Maybe even gone in and done some rewrites for this film. But as it is. It is just a flawed movie that had great potential.
My Rating: 2/5 Stars