can i just say, that this was one of the more accurate depictions of prep schools ever to be recoded on film? i mean yeah, school ties covered the weasil-ness of the enrolled, but no one seemed to pick up on the fact that when spoiled rich kids rebel, they DO DRUGS. especially in the 70s.quick plot summary: boy from the slums gets in big trouble, dad alec baldwin sends him to prep school, wackniess ensues.
this movie is worth it for a few simple reasons: three legged dog. shawn hatosy wet and half naked in water with hot girl, marijuana, jonatahn brandis as druggie, guy from that 70s show as a jew, and finally, and most importantly, alec baldwin says dildo.
allow me to reiterate, alec baldwin says dildo. that alone has got to be worth a tleast a FEW bucks! come on!
yes, the plot is contrived, yes, we've seen drug enduced coming of age stories before, yes he gets the girl in the end, but any movie in which alec baldwin says dildo has GOT to be considered cutting edge.
the other positive aspects of this movie are the incredible comedic timing, and a very well depicted look at the two sides of the drug culture of the 70s. the right side and the wrong side of the tracks, all coming together in the name of weed. over simplified as it may be, accurate and funny as shit it is also.in conclusion, alec baldwin says dildo. 4 sporks.