For those who have forgotten — as it has been a long time – I absolutely adored John Stalberg Jr.‘s HIGH School when I saw it at Sundance 2010. We’ve still got a glowing review to prove it. And now with it finally primed to hit theaters on June 1, we’re more than happy to share anything and everything the folks at Anchor Bay throw our way. Why? Because it’s a humorous, unique blast of insanity that’s worth our support. It’s worth your support at the box office as well.
The story is simple: “The day after soon-to-be valedictorian Henry Burke (Matt Bush) takes a hit of the chronic for the first time, his school principal (Michael Chiklis) institutes a zero tolerance drug policy and administers a mandatory drug test for all students. Henry has two options: fail and lose his college scholarship, or team up with his stoner friend Breaux (Sean Marquette) to beat the system. They steal a high powered ganja from law student-turned-drug-dealer Psycho Ed (Adrien Brody) and spike the school’s bake sale brownies, getting the whole school – faculty included – completely stoned out of their minds. But with the student body getting higher and higher with every brownie, and a pissed-off Psycho Ed on their tails for stealing his stash, they must find a way to keep their half-baked plan from going up in smoke.”
Our exclusive picks up with Henry and Breaux realizing that smoking some green wasn’t such a great idea, giving way to their far more dangerous idea of getting the entire school high.