Where Superbad tried to be a straight comedy with only small dramatic elements to keep it afloat, Adventureland tries to do the opposite. In this, the film is fairly successful.
I might have been high when I wrote this. Just a little.
For some people, pot can cause the creative stroke of brilliance that lets them do things they only ever dreamed of. For most people, pot is just something to do for fun and really doesn’t help them at all. You need to put things in perspective in a way that indicates actual maturity.
Something I’ve been hearing a lot of lately (actually, for the past two decades) is that smoking ordinary cigarette is a poor life choice. Sure, the body of evidence about the drug’s physiological effects is conclusive, but there’s more to a life choice than “is it healthy for my body”.
Most people see drug legalization as a fight with two sides: one side consisting of strongly anti-drug people who would support another prohibition, the other consisting of a bunch of stoners who treat drugs like a way of life. When was the last time you heard a proper debate on drug legalization?