Every documentary I have seen (or at least can recall seeing) ranked. This list will constantly be updated and rearranged
Super High Me
Determined to find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts of the drug for 30 days. More than just an amusing story of one man's quest to get superhigh, this documentary also examines the hotly contested debate over medical marijuana use.
Doug Benson, one of my favorite stand-up comedians, and the host of the amazing Doug Love Movies podcast, takes inspiration from Morgan Spurlock by staying completely sober for 30 days, and then smoking pot constantly for 30 days, and nothing is really learned from it, as was pretty much expected. Naturally, there’s plenty of funny stuff, but the movie’s major flaw is that it occasionally very feebly attempts to make a statement. There’s all this footage of dispensaries being raided by the cops, and it’s not like Doug Benson is there commenting or anything, it’s just completely random footage that has no place in a comedic documentary. And when it comes down to it, no matter how hilarious Doug Benson may be, I don’t fucking give a shit about marijuana.
Just made me hungry and want to get baked!
New insights into the societal effects of medical marijuana laws or the physical/psychological effects of prolonged marijuana use? Well... no.
If you like Doug Benson, marijuana or both you'll probably like it...
One star for PFT appearance.
'Super High Me is an interesting play on Super Size Me, but I felt it wasn't really 'full enough' to warrant a whole movie. Maybe this would be better suited for a TV Special?
We follow comedian Doug Benson, a regular pot smoker, as he goes cold turkey for 30 days, followed by an all out green-fest for the next 30 days. Also included are many interviews with weed experts, user, owners of plantations and dispensaries, fellow comedians, and many more.
It was entertaining definitely, and watching Doug do some of the tests and do standup when he was stoned off his head was quite funny, but there just wasn't enough in it to…
I had no idea this was going to be a lucid, involving account of an experiment and a battle between law enforcement and democracy. Doug Benson's act is hilariously dumb, but this is not just an expansion on a so-so bit of his.
First off, I am a huge fan of Doug Benson, so my take on this Comedy/Doc, is probably a little biased. The purpose behind this film is to prove that Marijuana has no major side effects, but prove it in a comedic, exaggerated fashion; using the same pattern as the McDonald's hate-film, Super Size Me. Doug Benson goes to many Doctors to monitor his physical and mental activity. Although the results seem to be in favor of Marijuana use, I highly doubt this film could successfully persuade someone who is against Marijuana to change their mind. If you are a fan of Doug Benson, or smoking Marijuana than this film will thoroughly entertain.
Benson isn't that funny, and as a whole this film failed to be consistently interesting.
More interesting than the Spurlock one.
Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both. - IMDB
I'm not the biggest fan of Doug Benson's comedy, but I do love his podcasts. Which is the reason that I even found out about this movie at all. What enticed me to watch it again was my girlfriend asked about marijuana use and it's medicinal purposes, etc. That reminded me of this, and I threw it on to give her some answers.
It's entertaining enough. Not that funny, but it's informative enough for what I wanted from it in this last watch. It pretty much is a carbon copy of Super Size Me, but just change out the McDonalds for weed.
I think I would have liked to see more of the comedy aspect to be honest. Just to make it a little more funnier.
Stray thoughts, because that's what this film feels like (not trying to be insulting):
Some of the doctor and dispensary owners interviews are actually pretty interesting.
2007 Paul F Tompkins looks weirrrrrrd.
Doug Benson is still funny without pot, good news.
The film is kinda shot shittily.
Rouge Cop is my new action movie.
I changed my mind, 2007 everyone look super weird.
Heyyyyyy I've been to Lake Tahoe!
I can't tell if Doug has an addiction problem or just wants to have a good time, maybe not the best sign in a documentary.
Is this a student film?
It feels like a student film.
The Prince of Pot is such a lazy nickname.
This film is very confused about…
Pero si ya todos sabemos que las drogas pues... Asi de vez en cuando no son taaaan malas no?
Guys plox don't smoke. :'(
Barely a movie, barely a piece of advocacy. Skip this.
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UPDATE: 12/5/2014 - Fucking nailed it.
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