Hippie Movie Reviews: Up in Smoke (1978)

Just watched a classic, Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke.

This is a great movie because it has scene after scene of great marijuana related slapstick comedy.
It kinda keeps a loose plot going based upon Cheech and Chong first meeting up and playing in a band together.  With the finale being the punk rock battle of the bands at the end.
Here is a classic from the movie:
“Hey how am I driving, man?”
“I think we’re parked.”
and of course:
“Hey, hey don’t take those, man.”
“Wha?”
“I almost gave you the wrong shit, man.”
“Hey, man, I already took ‘em, man.”
Up In Smoke gets a double thumbs up from Erik and Amanda.

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More Info: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/up-in-smoke-v67518
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Hippie Movie Reviews: Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)

This is an interesting movie that gives a glimpse of the Vietnam War.  But maybe not from the traditional viewpoint of action and battles, more it gives a glimpse into what life is like for a young man both before he joins the war effort and then of course what happens to him after he gets wounded in battle and sent home to live out the rest of his days.  This movie tells the story of Ron Kovic who wrote an autobiography of the same name about his experiences in Vietnam.  This movie is pretty hardcore in showing some of the unpleasant realities of the Veteran Hospital and the ways that American’s treated their returning soldiers.  The central theme of the movie is the transformation that takes place within Mr. Kovic himself as he realizes more about the personal impact that war has on a human.  In the end Mr. Kovic becomes an outspoken anti-war activist himself.  I only wish they would have depicted the final speech of Mr. Kovic’s which was being lead up to at the end of the movie.

Born on the Fourth Of July gets a thumbs up from Erik and a sideways thumb from Amanda.

Hippie Movie Reviews: The Big Lebowski (1998)

We wanted to start off our new feature of “Hippie Movie Reviews” with one of the best movies ever, The Big Lebowski.

This is the best movie ever because it has great dialogue, interesting characters and lots of crazy action and happenings.
With too many great quotes to list a couple of my current favorites are:
“You know Dude, I myself dabbled with Pacifism at one point.  Not in Nam, of course!”
and
“Hey, Man, Why Don’t you Fucking listen occasionally? You might learn something”
The Big Lebowski gets a double thumbs up from Erik and Amanda.

More Info: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-big-lebowski-v158880
Dudeism: http://dudeism.com/