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Two stoners get into Harvard when they magically are able to communicate with their intelligent dead friend. Silas and Jamal are two stoners, unable to take school or life seriously. When their overachieving friend, Ivory, suddenly dies, they take his ashes and sprinkle it in as fertilizer to grow some more drugs. Before they take the standardized tests to see if they can get into college, they smoke what they grew using their friend's ashes, and while taking the test, they realize that, through some unknown magic, they can hear their dead friend telling them the correct answers to all of the questions. They are told to apply for Harvard scholarships, and when they get in, they are told the terms by the mean Dean Cain: maintain a 2.0 GPA, or be expelled and lose your scholarship. Silas and Jamal start to get acquainted with the college, where they don't fit in at all. Silas joins a Botany class with the primary purpose of learning how to grow different types of marijuana, while Jamal, after being insulted by the snooty Bart, decides to join the rowing team with the purposes of knocking Bart from his high position. Silas, who also hates Bart, starts seeing Bart's girlfriend Lauren on a regular basis. All of this infuriates both Bart and Dean Cain, who would love nothing more than to see Silas and Jamal expelled, but, thanks to their magical drugs, they continue to get straight As in every class. However, when a raucous party they throw leads to their drugs all getting stolen, Silas and Jamal soon start failing all of their tests. When they learn their drugs have all been used, they must quickly find a way to stay in school, otherwise they'll be kicked back into their earlier ho-hum slacker lives.
Best part of story, including ending: It's an incredibly dumb comedy, with a lot of hit-or-miss jokes, but the leads are likable enough and enough jokes hit to make it worthwhile.

Best scene in story: In Silas and Jamal's desperation, they try to dig up another smart dead person and smoke his remains-- it's gross and hilarious.

Opinion about the main character: Silas and Jamal are certainly obnoxious, but as the outside characters hate them for being party animals, it's hard not to root for them to upset the status quo.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar





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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   drugs Comedy or Parody about    -   blacks How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor Age group    -   trouble in college

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language

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