Red-Band Trailer for HIGH SCHOOL

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As it’s 4/20 and all, it seems appropriate that a red-band trailer for the stoner comedy High School go online.  Co-written and directed by John Stalberg, the film centers on a soon-to-be valedictorian (Matthew Bush) who smokes pot for the very first time, only to find out that a mandatory drug test has been scheduled at school.  In a moment of panic, Bush and his friend (Sean Marquette) conspire to spike the school’s bake sale brownies with the help of a law-student-turned-drug-dealer (Adrien Brody) in order to make everyone fail the drug test.  As with the first trailer, there are a couple laughs to be found.  It seems like a fun enough premise for a stoner comedy, and I could see it being a fun watch on a late weekend night.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Colin Hanks, Michael Chiklis, Adhir Kalyan, and Mykelti WilliamsonHigh School opens on June 1st.

Trailer via Hulu.

Here’s the synopsis for High School:

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.

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  • futureboy

    If this movie’s even half as good as Adrien Brody’s face in that picture there’s no way it can be half as good as Adrien Brody’s face in that picture.

  • James

    Definitely have to see this! Seems like a pretty decent stoner comedy

  • Mr. J

    high school? i see what you did there.

  • Mord

    Wasn’t this an episode of Workaholics?

  • Rastapopoulos

    Looks bad compared to Pineapple Express

  • Griz

    This looks aweful . . . . Why does he even need to show up to school on the day they do the tests? Why can’t he call in sick for the week with mono or something?

    That particular comedy set-up (where a guy has to cheat on his drug test) only works because its a job interview or something that he NEEDS to show up for on a certain day and time as well as pass or he’s unemployed.

    So not only have they based the whole movie on a tired premise . . . they didn’t execute it right.

  • excpired

    The premise is silly, but so is the premise of every high school type movie. This looks like it will offer some laughs, if for no other reason than to see Adrian Brody play a wacked out stoner-dude.

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