Half Baked

1998 R 1h 22m DVD

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Half Baked

1998 R 1h 22m DVD
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Three ganja-smoking dimwits hatch a plot to raise bail money for their jailed friend by selling dope on the street. But they'd better spring their incarcerated buddy fast -- before he ends up as the "boy toy" of a criminal named Nasty Nate.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1, Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Dave Chappelle
  • Guillermo Díaz
  • Jim Breuer
  • Harland Williams
  • Rachel True
  • Clarence Williams III
  • Laura Silverman
  • Tommy Chong
  • R.D. Reid
  • Gregg Rogell
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Kevin M. Brennan
  • Stephen Baldwin
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie reeks of marijuana. The main characters smoke an excessive amount of pot and make it look pretty fun, like when they discover a special kind of weed that makes them fly through the air like superheroes. Several celebrities make cameos -- Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Janeane Garafalo, Jon Stewart -- which would seem to condone drug use by these potential role models. One brief scene of young teens smoking a joint appears. Characters do have to deal with some consequences for their drug use, and in the end the main character gives up pot for romance. Gay jokes pepper the film, though they stick to stereotypes ("Don't drop the soap!") rather than hostile hate words.

Sexual Content

Thurgood has sex with his girlfriend, depicted in comically-posed still shots of the couple in underwear. He brags "Got some booty!" In one scene a woman's breast comes out of her shirt and everyone laughs and points. Some gay jokes.

Violence

Lots of highly comic mock violence, including a standoff between the friends and a drug dealer with machine guns. No blood, nothing scary.

Language

Everything you can think of -- all in a humorous, if casual, way. Includes "f--k," "p-ssy," "bitch," "ass." Also one scene at a drug rehab meeting, one character says he "suck[ed] d--k for coke."

Social Behavior

Smoking pot looks a little too fun in this movie, and the consequences that the friends encounter are so comic that they hardly count. That said, the drug-using characters are low-achievers and negative aspects of pot use are mentioned, like mood swings, lack of motivation, low sperm count.

Consumerism

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

All pot, all the time. The movie features bongs, pipes, joints, hookahs, and every other smoking device imaginable. Several references to other drugs, like coke and heroin, but they are considered "bad" drugs in the movie.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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