Adrian Brody played as an elegant pianist in the World War II drama The Pianst, so imagine my dismay (albeit a positive one) to seem him tull of tattoos, sporting dreadlocks, and having clouds in his eyes in the new stoner comedy High School. Seems like a fitting name for a movie co-written and directed by John Stalberg.
High school follows a valedictorian who smokes pot one day before his school begins random drug testing. So in hopes that he does not get caught, he and his friend go about the task of getting every single person in the school high. Matthew Bush and Sean Marquette are the friends, Brody will be your drug dealer and Michael Chiklis, Colin Hanks and Mykelti Williamson are among the other co-stars.
Here’s the plot description of High School:
The day after soon-to-be valedictorian Henry Burke (Matt Bush) takes a hit of the chronic for the first time, his school principal (Michael Chiklis) institutes a zero tolerance drug policy and administers a mandatory drug test for all students. Henry has two options: fail and lose his college scholarship, or team up with his stoner friend Breaux (Sean Marquette) to beat the system. They steal a high powered ganja from law student-turned-drug-dealer Psycho Ed (Adrien Brody) and spike the school’s bake sale brownies, getting the whole school–faculty included–completely stoned out of their minds. But with the student body getting higher and higher with every brownie, and a pissed-off Psycho Ed on their tails for stealing his stash, they must find a way to keep their half-baked plan from going up in smoke.