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.
Just made me hungry and want to get baked!
'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'm not a weed user. Never have been, never will be. I did quite enjoy this but it felt really lightweight. I wasn't expecting some big exposé or anything like that but maybe a bit more real documentary and less pop documentary.
I also didn't like the main guy very much. He seemed like someone I would hang out with. This factors into my review, the whole time I was like "this dude is a bit of a dick, isn't he?"
It's not bad but it's no Super Size Me.
Such a fun movie to watch, very interesting political take on dispensaries as well as the amazing Doug benson interruption. The scenes where he starts to get high for 30 days straight tend to get boring at times, but over all great movie.
I don't even know why I bothered watching this but it was quite interesting none the less.
Wayyyyy too pro weed. Weed is bad. Quicker people get that in their thick stoned skulls, the better.
Provided a couple chuckles, but wasn't as interesting as expected.
I enjoy Doug Benson's comedy and listen to his podcast regularly but "Super High Me", a potumentary probably not intended to be taken seriously, is far too overdosed with pot-cultism and libertarian irresponsibility for my taste, and truly unbecoming a soon-to-be 50 year old gentleman as Benson. By utilizing Morgan Spurlock's framework Benson reverses somewhat Spurlock's paper-thin set up.
By first having a drug-free period he makes things easy for himself. Especially when he follows this with a complete THC-addled debauchery. I've heard Benson say repeatedly (on different podcasts) that he isn't addicted to pot, yet he seems to consume it on a daily basis. It is one thing to abstain from a substance during a designated and defined period…
The longest showreel for a stand up comedian I have ever seen. Extremely mildly entertaining, even if only for the brief appearances by comedians far less dull than Doug Benson, a stoner who, while stoned, writes jokes about being stoned, and then tells them to stoned people while stoned.
Would have been a far better documentary if the filmmakers decided to cut all of Benson's scenes and go with the story that presented itself while filming, namely the disputes caused by conflicting federal and state laws concerning marijuana in California.
I've actually been meaning to watch this one for a while. I've become a huge fan of Doug Benson over the past year, specifically his podcast Doug Loves Movies. I really enjoyed his follow-up film THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER ROLLED, but this one seemed poorly made. I get what they were trying to do but the filmmaker seems to have been trying to make 2 separate films: One about Doug and another about pot legalization.
One star for PFT appearance.