High Time(s) Machine
Jack Black as Dickie Stone (Age 45)
Emile Hirsch as Dickie Stone (Age 28)
Benicio Del Toro as La Rosa Cartel Boss Hernan Cortes
Aziz Ansari as Boris
Amanda Seyfried as Mary
Brace from Showtime’s Gigolos as Carlisle Kay
Kyle Gass as Kyle G.
and Daniel Radcliffe as Himself
With Cameos By: Matthew McConaughey, Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson, John Ratzenberger, Meryl Streep, and Andy Serkis
Estimated Budget: $140,000,000
Estimated Box Office: $220,400,000 (Domestic),$ 85,000,000 (International)
Dickie Stone (Emile Hirsch) is a self-serious 28-year-old legal marijuana activist in California who has dedicated his life to ending weed prohibition in his home state. Dickie’s passion for his cause has left little time for anything else in his life. While leading daily rallies and petition drives, Dickie has neglected his girlfriend Mary (Amanda Seyfried), who is inching closer to leaving him for good if he misses one more dinner date. Dickie’s best friend Boris (Aziz Ansari) is his hilarious right hand man who mainly wants weed to be legal so he can start his own marijuana-themed bakery. A typical night involves Dickie hunched over his computer, typing his latest speech, while Boris bakes weed baklava and Mary angrily watches TV, wishing Dickie would lighten up and take her out for a night of dancing.
One night, Dickie is on the way to meet Mary at their favorite restaurant for their 3-year anniversary dinner, when he gets a call from his lawyer. A group of celebrities want to make a massive donation to the upcoming Legalize Marijuana Rally and Dickie HAS to go get the money NOW – or the offer is off the table. With no choice but to go, Dickie calls Mary and tells her he’ll be late.
Dickie arrives at the address he was given and knocks on the door of a gigantic mansion. A shirtless Matthew McConaughey answers the door and welcomes Dickie in. In the kitchen, a poker game is going on between Willie Nelson, John Ratzenberger, Woody Harrelson, Meryl Streep, Daniel Radcliffe and Andy Serkis (who insists on talking like Gollum, saying it’s how his real voice sounds).
After Dickie picks up the celebrities’ donation, Daniel Radcliffe is a wasted mess and insists on going to dinner with Dickie. Dickie calls Mary to let her know that Harry Potter will be joining them but Mary tells Dickie she’s had enough. He missed their anniversary dinner and that was the final straw: Mary is breaking up with Dickie.
A despondent Dickie arrives home with Daniel Radcliffe and finds a stranger breaking into his fridge. The stranger slowly closes the refrigerator door and reveals his face. Dickie can’t believe what he’s seeing.
It’s himself… from the future.
45 year old Dickie (Jack Black) has traveled back in time with a grave warning for Young Dickie: In the future, Dickie will be successful in getting marijuana legalized. But once this happens, demand for pot is so high the plant is over-harvested and weed goes extinct forever. Old Dickie explains that there is only one solution to the problem: The two Dickies need to get together and stop marijuana from becoming legal in order to save it.
The next morning, Young Dickie wakes up and sees that Daniel Radcliffe is gone. He calls Boris and together with Old Dickie they go to a diner to eat breakfast (and break the news to Boris that time travel exists and that the guy sitting next to them is Dickie from the future). While peppering Dickie with questions about the future over french toast, a figure suddenly pulls up in front of the diner and UNLEASHES a hail of machine gun fire at the three guys. He doesn’t hit them, but he does leave behind a flash drive…
The guys go home and find a video loaded on the flash drive. They play the video and a face they’ve only ever seen on the FBI’s Most Wanted list is now addressing them directly.
In his recorded message, Hernan Cortes (Benicio Del Toro) explains that as the boss of the La Rosa Cartel, he has massive investments in cocaine. He wants nothing more than for marijuana to go extinct to his product can dominate the market place. Cortes tells the Dickies that unless they stop trying to save weed, he’ll send his top lieutenant, Carlisle Kay (Brace from Showtime’s Gigolos) to hunt them down. And in case they need any more convincing, Hernan pulls Mary out from off screen and holds a gun to her head… If they don’t stop trying to save pot, Mary gets shot.
And so it’s a race against the clock for Young Dickie. A race to save his girl, to save his weed, and to save his future from the disappointing mess Old Dickie tells him it has become. Together with Boris and the always high Daniel Radcliffe, the two Dickies will have to evade the attack from Hernan Cortes, Carlisle Kay and the rest of the La Rose Cartel while fighting for their lives and everything they care about. With laughs outnumbered only by bullets, “High Time(s) Machine” is a non-stop, action-packed romp that will have you smiling like you just smoked some of the good stuff. A movie that reminds us of the best things in life, “High Time(s) Machine” is one HIT you won’t want to PASS (on)!
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