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Claire

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Humboldt County
« on: January 13, 2009, 10:58:44 pm »

I just watched one of those nearly perfect indie movies that nobody's ever heard of -- Humboldt County.

It's billed as a comedy, and it is funny. But it's much, much more than that.

I won't say too much more other than, "See it!" But the title does give a pretty large clue to what the story might focus on. (Hint: It's not the redwoods.  :rolleyes:)

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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 05:49:02 pm »

Hasn't anybody else seen this marvelous little movie? Sob! I want to do some sharing!

It's really, really, really a great little film. Funny. And deep at the same time. The fact that it's also a sympathetic look at cannabis growing and "alternate lifestyles" is just a great bonus.

PLEASE somebody ... say you've watched it. (But only if you actually have, wiseguys ...)

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Just as the flattery of friends often leads us astray, so the insults of enemies often do us good. -- St. Augustine, Confessions, Book IX, Chapter 8


When faith ceases to be a challenge to the standards of polite society, it is no longer, or has not yet become, faith. -- Donald Spoto, Reluctant Saint:  The Life of Francis of Assisi


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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 06:19:11 pm »

Added it to my Netflix queue and put it at the top.  Should have something to say in a couple of weeks (I have some to watch and send back).

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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 08:08:17 pm »

You can watch the movie for free here-

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=EURQNXWM

I'll give my thoughts after I've watched it :P
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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 10:43:11 pm »

I watched the first 72 minutes of it, and apparently have to wait 54 more minutes before I can watch the rest.
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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 11:41:20 pm »

Hasn't anybody else seen this marvelous little movie? Sob! I want to do some sharing!

It's really, really, really a great little film. Funny. And deep at the same time. The fact that it's also a sympathetic look at cannabis growing and "alternate lifestyles" is just a great bonus.

PLEASE somebody ... say you've watched it. (But only if you actually have, wiseguys ...)

Claire

Based on your recommendation a short time ago, I have encouraged our Netflix tender to bring it to us. At two per month, it is a slow process. Please be patient, I so want to make you happy and discuss it.  I'll renew my request tonight, but it will still take time.

You really have me excited to see it.
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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 12:50:10 am »

Just finished it. It was very good. Made me think about a bumper sticker I saw on a VW wagon about 10 years ago that said
"U.S.- out of Humboldt County Now".   :laugh:
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2009, 12:53:59 am »

Based on your recommendation a short time ago, I have encouraged our Netflix tender to bring it to us. At two per month, it is a slow process. Please be patient, I so want to make you happy and discuss it.  I'll renew my request tonight, but it will still take time.

You really have me excited to see it.

I was informed it is now at the top of the list.  We have to watch and return The Thin Blue Line before we get Humboldt County. Gimme a week.
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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2009, 07:59:56 am »

It was very nice.  I enjoyed it.  It was sympathetic, but still showed some downside to living as an outlaw, and perhaps some downside to living completely without structure or order.  (I'm thinking of the tragic character of Max.)

Of course, I couldn't help thinking how stupid it is that FedGov persecutes this plant.  The effort and expense wasted is just tragic.
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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2009, 08:32:02 am »

Just finished it. It was very good. Made me think about a bumper sticker I saw on a VW wagon about 10 years ago that said
"U.S.- out of Humboldt County Now".   :laugh:

 :laugh: Yep, exactly! And of course, Humboldt County is smack in the middle of the famous Jefferson state.

Slidemansailor, thank your Netflix tender for agreeing to move it up in the queue! I don't think either you or she will regret it. And The Thin Blue Line is worth watching, too. Enjoy.

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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2009, 08:42:10 am »

It was very nice.  I enjoyed it.  It was sympathetic, but still showed some downside to living as an outlaw, and perhaps some downside to living completely without structure or order.  (I'm thinking of the tragic character of Max.)

Thank you, Klapton. Yep. Exactly. (Without giving any spoilers) I thought one of the great things about the movie was how balanced it was. Peter (lead character, for those who haven't seen it) gets jolted by new ideas and ways of living, but by the alternatives aren't presented as all rosy and positive.

Also seemed as if the moviemakers knew their subject awfully well -- like knowing the black-magic number of pot plants that trigger fed interest.

And the positives also seemed so true. Very small spoiler: [spoiler]The bit about the school. Just that tiny little moment in the film about the school ... didn't you think that was wonderful?[/spoiler]

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Just as the flattery of friends often leads us astray, so the insults of enemies often do us good. -- St. Augustine, Confessions, Book IX, Chapter 8


When faith ceases to be a challenge to the standards of polite society, it is no longer, or has not yet become, faith. -- Donald Spoto, Reluctant Saint:  The Life of Francis of Assisi


My life is my message. -- Gandhi

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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2009, 05:30:55 am »

Based on your recommendation a short time ago, I have encouraged our Netflix tender to bring it to us. At two per month, it is a slow process. Please be patient, I so want to make you happy and discuss it.  I'll renew my request tonight, but it will still take time.

You really have me excited to see it.

I was informed it is now at the top of the list.  We have to watch and return The Thin Blue Line before we get Humboldt County. Gimme a week.

Is that Thin Blue Line as in the Documentary about Randall Dale Adams, or the British TV series Staring Rowan Atkinson?

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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2009, 11:20:46 pm »

Based on your recommendation a short time ago, I have encouraged our Netflix tender to bring it to us. At two per month, it is a slow process. Please be patient, I so want to make you happy and discuss it.  I'll renew my request tonight, but it will still take time.

You really have me excited to see it.

I was informed it is now at the top of the list.  We have to watch and return The Thin Blue Line before we get Humboldt County. Gimme a week.
Is that Thin Blue Line as in the Documentary about Randall Dale Adams, or the British TV series Staring Rowan Atkinson?

The documentary.... the painfully slow and dry documentary.... one of the few videos that I turned off before it ended.  The good news is, since the monitor was already warmed up, we enjoyed Karaoke for the rest of the evening.

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Re: Humboldt County
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2009, 02:17:45 am »

I just watched one of those nearly perfect indie movies that nobody's ever heard of -- Humboldt County.

It's billed as a comedy, and it is funny. But it's much, much more than that.

I won't say too much more other than, "See it!" But the title does give a pretty large clue to what the story might focus on. (Hint: It's not the redwoods.  :rolleyes:)

Claire


I finally saw this, and wow, a GREAT film, Thanks Claire
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