Writer: Jaz Kalkat, Tom Morris (Screenplay)
Starring: Seth Cassell, Skylan Brooks, Brea Grant, Pete Gardner, Jim Mahoney, Briana Lane
Plot: The world’s biggest stoner, Oliver, loses a high profile car, forcing him to steal an ice cream truck and enlist his wacky friends to help track down the thief before it’s too late.
Verdict: Solid Little Comedy
Story: Oliver, Stoned starts by explaining the crime in the city and this will just be a story about Oliver (Cassell). Oliver works for his dad Jeff (Gardner) in a car wash where he is a completely waster. We watch Oliver ditch work to get high with his weed dealer Benson (Mahoney) but as Oliver gets stoned her starts to question his future life because he friends are settling down.
When Oliver is given one last chance to impress his dad or he is getting kick out, but when Oliver loses the car he is meant to be transporting leaving he to try and find the car. Oliver ends up take the ice cream truck belonging to the man he believes to have stolen his car. Along the way he meets the beautiful Megan (Grant) and the pair start working on selling ice creams to make some money.
Overtime Oliver has to learn to grown up and face the truth about his life.
Oliver, Stoned is a style of film I wouldn’t usually enjoy but I found myself enjoying this one, as many of the readers know I am not interested in a drug focused storyline. When I watched this one I did find myself enjoying the fact that the lead character learnt that his drug abuse is causing his problems and he will need to clean up his act to move forward with his life. Apart from the drug taking I did see a lot of Oliver in myself where he is struggling to know what he wants from life and finds an addiction to fill the void. I can see a lot of people calling this a cheaper ‘Dude, where’s my car?’ but in the end I think the story suits the characters nicely. (7/10)
Seth Cassell: Oliver is a stoner who is not achieve much in his life, when his dad gives him an ultimatum he has to take care of a car. When the car gets stolen he ends up on an adventure trying to find the car from an ice cream truck with a new friend Megan. Seth does a good job in the role that lets him show different levels of comedy throughout. (7/10)
Pete Gardner: Jeff is Oliver’ dad who wants him to sort his life out while he continues to enjoying making money to please his young wife. Pete gives u a solid supporting performance. (6/10)
Jim Mahoney: Benson is Oliver’s weed dealer who he keeps having Oliver top off in his life too get to the next chapter of his story. Jim gives us the most laughs as the weed dealer who can’t lie. (7/10)
Brea Grant: Megan is lady who comes into Oliver’s life to help on his adventure to find the missing car, she gets to experience new things with Oliver, as a new blossoming romance. Brea brings the beauty to the screen and makes for an important opposite to Oliver. (7/10)
Support Cast: Oliver, Stoned has a mix of supporting characters who each fill the generic adventure filled characters.
Director Review: Tom Morris – Tom brings us a comedy that has a lead character stoner but doesn’t actually feel like a drug comedy. (7/10)
Comedy: Oliver, Stoned has good laughs but won’t leave you rolling on the floor laughing. (7/10)
Settings: Oliver, Stoned brings us to the city to show how you might not even know the people across the road from you. (8/10)
Suggestion: Oliver, Stoned is one to try, I do feel certain people will enjoy more than others but that is the same for all comedy films. (Try It)
Best Part: Megan’ first drug experience.
Worst Part: I feel it lacks that ‘big’ scene a comedy needs.
Believability: No (0/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Chances of Sequel: No
Post Credits Scene: No
Similar Too: Dude, Where’s My Car?
Oscar Chances: No
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Overall: A solid comedy that has a deeper message.