One of the strangest stoner films you'll ever see. Set in New York in 1994, full of Black Humor and starring Josh Peck as a drug dealer who trades weed for therapy with his Hippy Teacher. The usual stoner plot of getting rich quick to stop something bad from happening ensues, because his parents can't pay the mortgage. With his parents divorce hanging constantly over Luke's head he has somewhat of a disconnected Iron Woobie thing going on. He also masturbates 5 times a day. Also has Mark Kate Olsen in a cameo role.
This film provides examples of
- Author Avatar: Luke for director Jonathan Levine
- Coming-of-Age Story
- Celebrity Paradox: The scene that introduces Method Man's character features a song by Biggie Smalls and Method Man.
- Hippy Teacher: Dr. Jeffery Squires
- Intergenerational Friendship: Luke and Squires
- May–December Romance: Well known for having then 21-year-old Mary Kate Olsen make out with 63-year-old Ben Kingsley
- Retroactive Recognition: Judge Anderson plays Luke's love interest.
- There Are No Therapists: Averted...kinda, make that there are no good therapists
- You Need to Get Laid: This is pretty much the only advice Luke's therapist gives him