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The Marijuana Conspiracy

1972年,加拿大政府为大麻对一群妇女的影响资助了98天的研究。它被称为“升高,获得报酬,不要被捕。”意图是为了证明,合法化大麻会导致一个充满懒惰和非常饥饿者的国家,他们会降低经济。或者是一个想法。当时,占有法律造成严格和非常长的监狱,因为行为主义者巴里博士(格雷戈里·阿布罗塞尔州)在“大麻阴谋”结束时表示,当黑人和棕色人民被捕时完全可以接受它。一旦白人孩子喜欢法官和政治家的儿童开始做那些竞标,政府就会偷偷摸摸。

This assessment is dispensed in dialogue that sounds as clunky as the shrink at the end of “Psycho” trying to explain Norman’s condition. A lot of writer/directorCraig Pryce’s recreation of this real life event has the awkward, rote nature of a “Very Special Episode” of a 1980s American sitcom. Each of the main characters comes with their hopes, dreams, characteristics, and pasts neatly packaged. Everyone has a special plan for the money they will receive should they finish the project. The antagonists are rendered just as simplistically, though an attempt to flesh out one of these characters comes so far out of left field as to seem spliced in from another, far more preachy film. Thankfully, the movie takes a neutral stance on weed consumption; any issues that arise are due to the experiment being tampered with in ways its participants did not consent to when they signed up. A constant source of amusement is how frustrated the government is when it’s reported that the stoners are working harder at their menial jobs than the marijuana-free control group.

该诉讼程序与本时较早的针头下降,以及声音适合的分数。第一个小时是如此沉重,这成为这种电影制造风格的近似模仿。就好像我们不能暂停我们的难以困扰,除非Septpenwolf正在唱歌“推动师”的原声带。授予,这部电影并不是那么明显,可以采取如此低悬挂的水果柯蒂斯梅菲尔德这是一个实际上在1972年写的“推杆人”,但如果它听起来像被扔石头嬉皮士应该摇曳,而电影摄影变得朦胧,你可能会在这里听到它。我很想停止筛选者,所以我可以在公寓里赤脚摆动“易于努力”(由其中一个女性拍摄)和“迷幻小屋”。

Hippie-swooning temptations aside, I remained tethered to “The Marijuana Conspiracy” thanks to the excellent performances by the actresses playing the main roles. They transcend their thinly-drawn characterizations and display the convincing level of camaraderie shared by a group who have gone through trouble together and emerged victorious at the end. There are numerous scenes of them getting blazed twice a day in the name of science, as well as moments when the women just talk and relate to each other. Pryce uses the latter to deliver exposition and predictable explanations of intent, but the actors sell the material and make it richer than it would play otherwise.

我们遇到短发,街头聪明的玛丽(Julia Sarah Stone) first. She’s giving advice to an out-of-her-element younger woman on a street in Toronto. “Go home,” she tells her, offering some money to get a bus ticket back to safer environs. This experiment will not only give Mary a place to stay, but money she can use for her own place once she’s finished. Next, we meet Mary’s coworker, Jane (Brittany Bristow)因为她正在被传递给她在她的公司应得的促销活动。她的老板告诉她,他们害怕她怀孕了。他还引用了鲍勃·迪伦, calls her a “broad,” and is dismissive before she cusses him out and quits. Lastly, we meet Mourinda (Tymika Tafari.),请求的黑人女孩,谁直言不讳,乐趣,并在她羡慕的黑人中保持她的关节。“他们从未在这里搜索!”她告诉她的男朋友。“因为他们害怕它。”

与此同时,巴里医生会议政府办公室做事ial to discuss the experiment that will bring these young women together, a study conducted on 18-25 year olds. The official makes no attempt to hide that he’s hoping for a result that can be skewed for his benefit, yet even after Barry calls out the ruse, he still signs up for this “to see how everything plays out.” That’s what behaviorists do, he tells us. While not a full antagonist, Barry is still bad news, upping the THC content in order to hasten negative side effects in his subjects. When the group bands together in protest, demanding to know what is happening to their bodies or else they’ll quit, Barry breaks their union by offering more money to those who complete the study.

In fact, all of the men we meet range from skeevy to sleazy to outright hateful. On the skeevy spectrum, though the film thinks he’s harmless, is Adam (卢克·贝利克), a young guy Barry hires as one of his observers. The women will have observers, medical and scientific, watching them at all times to monitor their progress. The observed folks find this creepy. Adam especially likes to monitor Janice (Kyla Avril Young.)在一个场景中,谁在一个场景中显然不舒服,因为他无法让他该死的眼睛在他的头上。即使是其他团体成员也指出,他看起来像Tex Avery卡通的狼。He’s the wrong type of guy to be hanging around a bunch of women who may not always have their wits about them, and while “The Marijuana Conspiracy” does its best to keep his romantic matters consensual, it’s a bad idea that distracts us with an unnecessary subplot.

An even more unnecessary subplot involves Dr. Spencer (Paulino Nunes)和护士爱丽丝琼斯(Marie Ward). Nurse Jones’ stern behavior toward the group earns her the nickname “Nurse Ratched” (don’t worry—Ken Kesey created her in 1962, so she’d be a known quantity here). Those interactions with her patients are fine, but her personal life suddenly becomes a plot point, resulting in a ham-fisted tour of Dr. Spencer’s homophobia. I don’t mean to sound dismissive, but it’s shoehorned in here so poorly that it plays like a pander that has nothing to do with the rest of the story. Is her sexuality meant to explain her strict demeanor?

超过两个小时,“大麻阴谋”对于您的观赏乐趣可能太长。但是,我一直在看,而不是在胁迫下。年轻,浆果,塔拉基和石头都是令人难忘的,你真的为他们根源。在他们愿意成为豚鼠的常见帖子是概念,即金钱将在迫使妇女更依赖于最有可能不帮助他们的人更依赖的时代来帮助他们更自行。通过这种现实,有一个愤怒的暗流,观众希望他们会得到他们的钱。至于测试结果:至今,尽管参与者和科学家相似,但仍然妇女和公众都不知道结果。我猜政府不喜欢这些数据。

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Odie Henderson

Odie“odienator”亨德森在信息技术工作33年。他经营着博客大媒体故意破坏和瑜伽人的故事。阅读他的电影爱问卷的答案here

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The Marijuana Conspiracy (2021)

Tymika Tafari.正如穆林达

Julia Sarah Stone作为玛丽

摩根kohanas Marissa

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Kyla Avril Young.as Janice Trent

Marie Wardas Nurse Alice Jones

卢克·贝利克as Adam

Alanna Bale作为乔安妮

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