11 Jul Kid Cannabis Review
A Dark Comedy and True-Crime Thriller In One.
Based on an unbelievable true story, Kid Cannabis chronicles overweight nerd, Nate Norman, and his journey from bottom-feeder stoner to drug kingpin. When we first meet Nate he’s stuck in quite the rut; a high school dropout working for scraps as a pizza deliveryman with a few joints to his name and little else. During an eventful trip to Canada with partner in crime, Topher, Nate stumbles across a supply of premium pot and, with it, an entrepreneurial opportunity too tempting to pass up. With this new supplier, Nate is inspired to begin his own drug ring and assembles a ragtag team of “runners” to transport the goods through the woods of the Idaho-Canada border. Nate and his crew ride the wave of success for as long as it lasts, partying in a new, lavish lakefront home with their town’s in-crowd. But as the familiar saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
Kid Cannabis is an amusing and enjoyable dark comedy that keeps the viewer engaged from beginning to end. It’s main attraction lies in its factual basis; it’s quite shocking that this misfit teenager could pull of a million dollar drug heist for as long as he did. The film’s performances are also fairly strong. Nate’s portrayer, Jonathan Daniel Brown, is well cast and his second-in-command, played by Kenny Wormald, provides a nice counterpart. While the humor can feel a bit contrived at times, Kid Cannabis still provides enough rollicking laughs to go around.
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This guest blog post was written by Colleen Shields.