Although most people would probably look at this movie as another typical stoner comedy, “High Road” is actually able to provide some genuinely hysterical moments. The cast should be the main selling point of this movie because there are a lot of familiar faces in the movie that you are bound to recognize. If you are a fan of “The Office” then you will see some friendly faces from the show in this movie. Ed Helms plays a somewhat minor role in this movie, but it’s more than worth it when you look at it in the grand scheme of things.
This movie actually lets the lesser known actors take the main stage, but there are plenty of TV legends to be found throughout the movie. Horatio Sanz makes somewhat of a cameo appearance as a doctor in the middle of the film, and little perks like that help bring this movie together. You may also recognize Rob Riggle as the “Pow” guy from Step Brothers.
The main plot of this movie is that the main character is at a troublesome point in his life where he is not sure what his next move should be. He hangs out with a homeless guy and a high school dropout on a daily basis, while he sells pot to people in his local community. Eventually, he almost gets caught selling weeds and needs to lay low for awhile. His high school dropout friend decides to go along with him on a ride to Oakland. This is where all of the high-jinks take place in the movie.
Most people who view this movie are actually surprised when it is all said and done. It does not seem like a movie that is going to wow you in any way, but it manages to keep you intrigued for the entire duration of the film. Most movies like this where there are many drug references and some kind of road trip theme get played out over time, but this movie is able to bring some life back into a dying genre. If you enjoy these kinds of movies with a deep cast and plenty of laughs, then you should see if you can get Netflix today.
This movie is also available on DVD, but you can get access to this film and plenty of others for a low monthly fee. There is no point in paying double the Netflix monthly fee for a DVD when you are probably only going to watch it once or twice.