I was dissapointed and being so dissapointed with this. It just wasn't very funny, a lot to do with the unsympathetic and wholly unlikeable characters. There needs to be some redeeming features there for a farcical comedy such as this to work or engage on any level. Bonkers, but sadly not in a good way.
A garbled mess of a movie, but I'll be damned if it ain't laugh-out-loud funny at times! Kinda reminiscent of the old Cheech & Chong movies. Everyone seems to be having a hell of a lot of fun, which is quite contagious as the film zooms along. The film works decidedly well, but with definite moments of misfires and jokes that go nowhere. With more directorial refinement, this movie could have really been fantastic.
I accidentally forgot to take acid before watching this film. Michael Glawogger was great his fiction films and also his documentaries are all completely insane. I really want to see the short film he made on San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley but I think the only print is in an archive in Vienna. What a great future Glawogger had and so tragic he died suddenly of malaria while in Africa. A crazy unpredictable demise.
Right out of the gate I was ready to give up on CONTACT HIGH. Honestly wasn't sure I could make it ten minutes. The visual gloss was a high-class kind of ugly, and the zaniness seemed forced and tasteless. But I have to say: pretty glad I stuck w/ it. It very quickly begins to dawn on you that what at first seems to be forced zaniness is actually a commendable determination to be be uniquely frickin' bonkers.
At his best, a bizarre movie full of colors, with some original sequence. The rhythm and story are typical of comedy, here and there also some quotes from "on the road" movies, but without much depth. Nice, but in the end it is hard to find something that holds together the story and characters.