COMEDY NOT FOUND WITHIN ZIP CODE OF 'WEIRDSVILLE'.
Byline: BOB STRAUSS
Ambitious Canadian indie stoner ston·er
1. One that stones.
a. One who is habitually intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
b. One who is a delinquent or failure. comedy (a phrase I never expect to see again in my lifetime) "Weirdsville" forget to bake in the laughs. It's all complications, alternately frantic or spaced out. Either way, comic timing goes up in smoke in the first five minutes and is never regained.
To make it quick: Buddies Dexter (Scott Speedman), who's recently gone straight, and still doped-out Royce (Wes Bentley) are in trouble with a local dealer in their grungy grun·gy
adj. grun·gi·er, grun·gi·est Slang
In a dirty, rundown, or inferior condition: grungy old jeans.
[Origin unknown. Ontario town when their call-gal pal Mattie (Taryn Manning This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling.
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These activities are intricately entwined with a bunch of other plot threads, none of which are worth following. Then the little people who perform medieval battle re-enactments show up. I don't believe we're meant to think of them as hallucinations Hallucinations Definition
Hallucinations are false or distorted sensory experiences that appear to be real perceptions. These sensory impressions are generated by the mind rather than by any external stimuli, and may be seen, heard, felt, and even . But we are encouraged to consider them laughable, which is neither nice nor effective.
While scene after scene kind of fritters away into nothingness noth·ing·ness
1. The condition or quality of being nothing; nonexistence.
2. Empty space; a void.
3. Lack of consequence; insignificance.
4. Something inconsequential or insignificant. , director Allan Moyle (remember "Pump Up the Volume"? We've conditioned ourself our·self
1. Myself. Used as a reflexive when we is used instead of I by a singular speaker or author, as in an editorial or a royal proclamation. See Usage Note at myself.
2. Nonstandard Ourselves. not to) amazes us with a wide range of trippy effects: smash cuts, flashbacks, slo mo, step-printing. It is all very annoying.
Despite the odds against them, the three main actors are quite good at what they're asked to do. Their work here won't counter anyone's perceptions, though, that Speedman is kind of bland, Bentley exhausted what small stash stash Drug slang noun A place where illicit drugs are hidden of good will he had remaining from "American Beauty" long ago, and "Hustle and Flow" alum Manning should throttle back on the prostitute roles.
Moyle says he thinks drugs are fun, but that "Weirdsville" is ultimately an anti-drug movie. It certainly isn't fun, so I guess we can give him that.
Bob Strauss, (818) 713-3670
WEIRDSVILLE - One and one half stars
>R: violence, drug use, language, adult situations.
>Starring: Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Taryn Manning.
>Director: Allan Moyle.
>Running time: 1 hr. 30 min.
>Playing: Fairfax, L.A.
>In a nutshell: Stoners meet satanists. And it's still not funny.
Scott Speedman, left, and Wes Bentley star as buddies who run into a group of satanists as they're trying to bury a friend at an old drive-in theater in "Weirdsville."