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      Bongwater

      R 1998 1h 38m Comedy Drama List
      17% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 65% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings David (Luke Wilson) is an Oregon slacker content to sell pot and occasionally work on his art. When he meets the beautiful and vibrant Serena (Alicia Witt), David begins to engage in life more fully and pursues his artwork with a sense of purpose. However, after Serena departs to live in New York City, he starts to drift back into his old habits, embarking on drug-crazed outings with the nutty Devlin (Jack Black). Will David and Serena reunite, or are they destined to be apart? Read More Read Less

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      Ann Limpert Entertainment Weekly Though the pair's lack of real chemistry makes the cuddly ending feel tacked on, the hysterical drug-buddy performances of Brittany Murphy, Andy Dick, and Jack Black really make this joint roll. Rated: B Aug 7, 2013 Full Review Lael Loewenstein Variety An uneven, intermittently likable movie about a group of Portland residents for whom getting high is a way of life. Feb 23, 2012 Full Review Noel Murray AV Club The picture is mainly a series of smoky, elliptical character sketches that range in quality from zippily funny to inert. Jun 26, 2001 Full Review Robert Pardi TV Guide It's hard to concur with the screenplay's insistence that there's both pathos and humor to be found in the bong-inhaling, bed-hopping lives of these indolent characters. Rated: 1.5/4 Aug 7, 2013 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 1, 2005 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com That works from time to time, and Witt is always a charmer, but otherwise this one's a throwaway. Dig that video cover! Rated: 2/5 Dec 9, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Dock R Worth it just for some shots of Portland and New York in the 90s otherwise I didn't really care about the relationships in the movie but maybe that ennui is exactly the feeling the movie is trying to create. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/24 Full Review Audience Member Such a vapid viewing experience, my score for it just kept dropping lower and lower as things progressed and I couldn't stop it even if I wanted to. I just can't... I don't know what these characters are or what they are doing other than drugs. It's a touchy-feely stoner movie that you might also be able to consider a stoner rom-com or a stoner relationships driven character study of stoners. Oh, great, aliens. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member I love this movie. It's so nostalgic for me, it takes me back to my early 20's. Amazing cast! RIP Brittany. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Luke Wilson stars as a pot dealer and sometimes artist who meets and falls for Alicia Witt. She encourages him to take more interest in his painting, but when her art dealer friend (Brittany Murphy) shows a bit too much interest in him, she runs off to New York with a rock musician (Jamie Kennedy). He mopes around with his buddies (Andy Dick & Jeremy Sisto) and heads off to the woods to trip on acid with Jack Black. An amiable film with a great cast that seems to live under the same pot haze as Wilson's character. The film's one major flaw is that Dick is annoying and is in way too much of the film's last act. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Can't believe how many big actors this film had in it. It was an overall okay movie with its good spots here and there but it just felt like a bad version on Chasing Amy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member It's not much of a good-time comedy, if that's what you're expecting, but it's a decently interesting film. The characters are sort of annoying and the story is kinda messy, but it's mostly tolerable. There are a couple of funny moments and Jack Black and Andy Dick are a delight to see. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis David (Luke Wilson) is an Oregon slacker content to sell pot and occasionally work on his art. When he meets the beautiful and vibrant Serena (Alicia Witt), David begins to engage in life more fully and pursues his artwork with a sense of purpose. However, after Serena departs to live in New York City, he starts to drift back into his old habits, embarking on drug-crazed outings with the nutty Devlin (Jack Black). Will David and Serena reunite, or are they destined to be apart?
      Director
      Richard Sears
      Producer
      Alessandro F. Uzielli, Laura Bickford
      Screenwriter
      Laura Maccoby
      Production Co
      New Line Cinema
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 38m
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