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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Infused Film Review: “4/20 The Movie”

4/20 usually finds me hanging out with my most loved and trusted and I can tell you this: I have had many great adventures and said some of the dumbest things (like asking “How many eighths are in an ounce”), but as our darkest timeline finds the entire world in quarantine, it’s going to be more of a “stay home and ‘flatten the curve’ by getting high and watching something lighthearted and fun,” kind of celebration.

Enter 4/20 the movie. Written by Andy Bailey and Abraham Nseir and directed by Teri Fruichantie (Drugs and Other Love) and Noah Applebaum, 4/20 is an ensemble comedy that plays in real time with the cannabis humor we know and love, with a dash of romance and vibes of Superbad thrown in for good measure. 

As 4/20 begins, a dispensary owner launches into a day of haphazard activities he hopes will spark new business and keep his struggling store afloat. His biggest threat is a wide-eyed drug dealer hoping to reclaim the local cannabis business. Meanwhile, a trio of soon-to-be high school graduates try to scheme their way in to buy enough weed to properly toast their long-lasting friendship. And as two potential lovers struggle to align their views on pot, an elderly woman strikes up an odd friendship with a young immigrant with a secret. On this glorious holiday, people across life’s spectrum will find they have more in common than just a love of herb.

This, Ladies and Gentletokes, is 4/20

The cast list is filled with so many great people: Richard Riehle (Office Space, Hatchet), Joey Bragg (Liv and Maddie), Blake Boyd (Shameless), Erin Darling (The Pop Fix), Susan Davis (WarGames), NOFX guitarist Aaron “El Hefe” Abeyta, Scott Parkin (Grace and Frankie), Stephen Peace (Sunny Daze) and CalenRaps. And as if THAT weren’t enough, the cast also includes Audrey Whitby (The Thundermans), Natasha Hall (Game Night), KC Clyde (Yellowstone), Vivian Lamolli (East Los High), Nanrisa Lee (Bosch), Suraj Partha (Ender’s Game), Iman Crosson (Our Cartoon President), Raury Rolander (Silvana Sin Lana), Marlo Bernier (Transparent), AND former NFL star Kassim Osgood. That’s pretty packed, folks.

Cannabis influencer Koala Puffs, who makes her feature debut in 4/20, will host pre and post screening events on her Instagram Live (@koala.puffss) throughout the holiday. 

4/20 is now available for pre-sale orders on Vimeo using the discount code “holiday” AND a special one-off release of the movie for $4.20 on April 20th. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/fourtwenty 

By Crix Lee

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