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Is the humour dated or still very consistent in this movie?


I only saw Tommy Chong as Leo in That 70's show and I hear his character is quite similar in this movie :)

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The humor is very dated.

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I've seen this so many times--much as twice in one day--I can read almost every line along with the actors. I don't find it dated, any more than I am, having lived (smoked) through the 70s. This film holds up much better than the later ones because it is not a series of bits but an actual story. Lou Adler's soundtrack is superior as well. So are the supporting characters.

If nothing else, I like it because Ronald Reagan hated it.

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Yeah, just saw it, and man, is it dated.




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When my son discovered the VHS tape hanging around, him and his teenage friends at the time didn't think it was dated.

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A lot of the humor is dated, but many of the drug jokes hold up -- if you've ever used drugs. Like there's a scene in which Chong tries to smoke a tiny roach and ends up swallowing it after it's lit. I laughed. I've done that!

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I think every pothead has done that one time or another

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I don't get what posters are meaning about the humor being dated. It is a silly, bright toned comedy and I think one of a kind for it's time, in that it was a stoner comedy with two very likable leads. They are easy going guys who get stoned a lot and always tend to have providence on their side, while stupid cops are on their tail. I would say that it may have set a trend and inspiration for other comedies that have stoner characters. Can't think of any right now, except for other C&C movies and 'Pineapple Express-08', that were full on about getting stoned and even the odd snort. Perhaps C&C had the corner of the market on this and nothing else could come that close.

As it stands, UP IN SMOKE-78' is C&C best and funniest film and one who's humor is the most consistent. It is also one of my favorite go to comedies. It is also their most endearing. C&C's NEXT MOVIE-80' & NICE DREAMS-81', didn't appear to have the same magic or flow and went a bit of the rails at times with some strange\bizarre sequences. UP IN SMOKE, was more about character and a friendship bond, that was quite sweet.

THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER-82', is also very funny in parts and tends to get forgotten. While very low on the drug quotient and possibly even sillier than SMOKE, it also has a humor consistency to it's flow. Perhaps because Chong didn't direct either of these.


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Yes, and Keach's goons piss him off too....."You are a very stupid, stupid man". One by one, he then regulates them to the back seat of the car, like little children. 😄


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I just saw it for the first time and I thought it was hilarious. I guess idiotic stoner duo misadventures are timeless to me.

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I don't think it is dated at all, i was watching it in the 90's and the 2000s - 2010 and still would laugh just as my mates did. If you are a toker and you are toking while watching this film you will laugh just as much as i did when i first watched it in 1996.

It is a classic for the dope smokers and always will be!

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I just watched it last night for the first time, and really enjoyed it 

If you like Leo, and That 70s Show in general, you will probably enjoy this movie.
I like to think his character in this movie and Leo are the same person.



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I personally did not find the movie funny at all. It was like, seen that been there. I did see What's up Doc and Clue a few days ago, and I must say It was hysterical. Pineapple express is another one I can see again.

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Still holds up well

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